Caroline took 2 weeks of swimming lessons at the beginning of June. She took the lessons at Columbia College. Caroline is very timid about most physical activities, but has always been wide open in the water. This year that hasn't changed.
She was the youngest in her 3-5 year old class having turned 3 two weeks before class began. She struggled with some of the tasks, but she was definitely the most eager.
During the first lesson, the coach explained the next task and she got so excited she dove for the noodle. Well, it wasn't her turn and she missed. The kids sit on the side of 4 ft deep water so she went well underneath. Thankfully 2 lifeguards watch her class and they got her out quickly. She didn't miss a beat and came out of the water laughing. Every lesson after that, we talked a lot about waiting our turn!
You can see that my pictures are from quite a distance away. Parents were not allowed on the pool deck. It was hard the first day letting my 3 year old be so far away with strangers in the pool.
Waiting by her sign to line up and go into the pool room. The 3-5 year old class was called Starfish.
Caroline learned a lot in those 2 weeks. And she's quite positive she is an awesome swimmer, though in reality, she is still a supported swimmer. However, she can swim a good distance supported only by a noodle. And, she is doing awesome at getting her feet above the water to kick. I was very impressed with the swim lessons at Columbia College. We really enjoyed it.