We have started swimming lessons and let me tell you it is such fun.
I was looking for an activity to do with the boys and was contemplating Clamber Club or something like that. I saw a sign of baby swimming lessons on a street pole and thus found Froggie Swim School.
We have been going for 3 weeks now and the boys are loving it. The instructor has a bunch of very clever exercises to build muscle memory and promote pool safety. The boys learn to get into the pool safely, how to hold onto the side of the pool, how to climb out, how to move their arms and kick with their legs.
Angel Nanny goes swimming with us because the boys didn’t react well to being held by a stranger in an unfamiliar environment. Now a few weeks later the boys don’t mind swimming with the instructor.
The instructor is lovely. She has songs that she sings for each exercise and she has a helper who the boys love, he is a green plastic crocodile called Percy.
Tue boys have gone from being rigid and clinging onto me for dear life to actively kicking their legs and moving their arm while laughing and smiling. They have even had their faces under the water without any problems.
The pool is indoors and heated to 33’C which is really comfy. It is almost warm enough to be a bath. LOL
I’m really enjoying the swimming lessons and it is great doing something fun with the boys that they really enjoy.