Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Swimming Lessons

Last week, AJ completed her first set of swimming lessons. This is the kid who wouldn't even get her ears wet in the bathtub. The first day was screaming bloody murder, complete with "Daddy, why won't you save me?!" Talk about a knife in the heart. By mid week, she had perfected her stalling tactics. She regulary swallowed a little air and water (please note the ethiopian-bloated belly in video below.) This is a pic of her standing in the grass just before she threw-up.

And then somehow, at the end of the two-week class, she could float on her back for minutes at a time, swim the length of the pool and jump off the diving board and swim to the edge unassisted.

I'm sure kids are learning this stuff everyday, but this was nothing short of a miracle. Bravo, my little fish.


Jenni said...

Wow! That is so great. She is doing so well!

M said...

Wow I am so amazed! John will not get his head wet, and swimming lessons was a total joke. I hope we have this moment next time around!!

Tanja said...

Yay Aj!! What an amazing feat especially if she would throw up beforehand.

I think as a parent, swim lessons are one of the best things you can do for a child.

What a proud moment!!

candace said...

I am so proud of her! So cute!

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