Sunday, June 13, 2010

Swimming 2010

When it comes to swimming, both Julia and Evelyn have grown by leaps and bounds over the past year. All last summer, Julia wanted nothing to do with getting into the water. She was perfectly content to wander around the pool deck, playing with her toys on dry land and eating snacks. Last year, Evelyn started the swimming season wearing water wings and being afraid to go into the three-feet-deep area of the pool. Not so this year.
Evelyn swims the front crawl stroke with ease, and she really moves through the water. She enjoys floating on both her stomach and her back. Evelyn has just learned how to do handstands in the water. And she prefers to swim in the "deep" end, (also known as the three-foot area).

Julia loves the zero-depth-entry at our community pool. She can play with her toys on the edge of the pool while being in as much water as she wants. Julia likes to retrieve sunken toys in the shallow water. She has even started to lay on her belly in the shallowest part of the pool - something she wouldn't do in swimming lessons this spring.
Julia has been trained to know that when the lifeguards blow the whistle, it's time to get out and lay on her towel. Why?
Because it's snack time! Some things never change . . .