So, this may seem like no big deal if you are not a parent, but if you have been taking your son to Goldfish Swim School since November and this is the FIRST TIME it’s happened, it’s monumental… #BabyB climbed out of the pool as directed (elbow, elbow, tummy, knee!) and ACTUALLY SAT DOWN!!! HE DIDN’T RUN OFF!!! THIS IS HUGE!!!
Seriously, this is a really big deal. Before (and I mean every single class), #BabyB would climb out of the pool and get up and run off for a toy. I would have to jump out after him or my husband or my mom would have to wrangle him. If I was embarrassed easily, that would have embarrassed me. I usually laughed it off, but I was still frustrated that he was getting distracted and not following directions. After reminding myself that he is not even two yet, I usually felt better and we would move on with our song and jump back in the pool. One thing I did do purposefully, though, is switch up our place on the wall. Yes, I purposefully moved #BabyB to the
end of the line AWAY from the toys. This definitely helped him focus and stick with the activities at hand.
I am just beaming with pride at the progress this little man has made since he started at Goldfish Swim School Carmel in November. He was never scared of the water, and honestly, that is what prompted me to get him into lessons. I want him to learn water safety. I don’t want him to be afraid of the water and I want him to learn how to take care of himself around water. For not even being two yet, he is making wonderful progress. He blows bubbles, he goes under water, he kicks, he paddles, and he is willing to try new activities. I call that a win!
Each week we practice safety skills in a HEATED pool. We splash, we sing songs, we gain confidence, and we get to spend quality time together. Our half hour a week in the pool is pretty special. Interested in learning more? Visit the Goldfish Swim School website.