Wednesday, June 27, 2007

VIM!

...That's Leah's way of saying her favorite summer activity. She is rocking when it comes to swimming already in the pool and has no fear. She LOVES to jump off the edge and go under the water, she even kicks well on her own.

I have been wanting to get her in swim lessons, so when I saw a little girl just a little bit older than Leah swimming under the water as if she was experienced swimmer equal to a 12 year old, I just had to ask her mother, how could a child so small swim so well? She referred me to a survival training course offered in Louisville that teaches a child how to master the swim-float-swim sequence so they are able to gain confidence in the water not only for pleasure swimming but for survival. The instructor I spoke to today said tht once trained, a child will be able to swim on their own in the water, without swimmies. Wow.

It's not easy though...it's a big commitment. Each lesson is 10 minutes long, Monday through Friday. It usually takes about 4-6 weeks for the child to master the Swim-Float-Swim sequence. It is amazing to see the video on the main web site of a little baby swimming, http://www.infantswim.com/home.html.

Leah starts in 2 weeks, so stay posted for video of some of her lessons. In the meantime, here's a cute short little video of her at the beach with Daddy singing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat".

1 comment:

amy said...

Hope its a great experience !!!