Thursday, May 19, 2011

Swim Lessons

Summer is almost here, and in Texas that means keeping cool by spending as much time in the pool as possible! I have always been extra cautious when it comes to kids and water---you just never know what could happen if you turn your back for an instant. With five toddlers and only one of me, it is impossible to be watching everyone all the time. Last year we didn't go to the pool very often (much to Riley and Kaiya's dismay) and when we did, we took lots of reinforcements. With swim season quickly approaching, we decided to sign the quints up for swim lessons! My hope is that by the time we go to Arizona this summer (where Mimi and Papa have an un-gated pool in the backyard), they will be able to swim well enough to get to the side of the pool if they fall in. Their first lesson was about a month ago, and they go to lessons once per week. There are 10 stations that they progress through. So far they are only on station 2, but they are definitely making improvements...and they totally LOVE it!

Ryder, Kyndall, Kassidy, Rustin, and Kaydence: First day---peeking through the window at the pool

Getting ready to line up on the first day---a little nervous and a lot excited!

Waiting for the teachers at their station

Everyone's favorite part--hiding in the lockers after getting dressed

Everyone got a t-shirt on the first day!



Kaia said...

That picture in the lockers is so cute!

Tobi said...

Alec and Cora are taking swim lessons this summer also. Kyndall's hair is AMAZING! I love how curly it is.

My Boaz's Ruth said...

We took Theodore to Austin Parks & Recreation swimming lesson

--but there your 5 would make a class all by themselves!

Good luck! I, too, felt this year was the year to teach my almost 4 year old to swim. Especially with a baby coming later this summer and wanting to take them both to the pool next year.

TiffanyT said...

These are such great pictures! I can't believe how far they've come since they started!