Dan’s first swim lesson.
The boy’s been waiting and I’ve been procrastinating. It wasn’t until a mommy friend asked around that I got him in.
So much confidence in the water, all thanks to the experienced coach and oh well, the hubs who has been bringing the boy to the pool to play while the girl is having her swim class.
More to come, I suppose?
Her first swim class.
Fast forward 1.5 years later, she could swim a short distance. It’s a milestone.
The boy? Getting him to be confident in the water and so far, he has enjoyed himself.
My happy pill.
Before the kids came along, I have decided that if I should send them to any enrichment classes, it would have to be Chinese, music and swimming. Faith started her music lessons at 3YO and Chinese enrichment about three months later. We have been sourcing for a swimming class for her for the longest time and we finally found one (via this link) that suits our timing and budget, all thanks to my resourceful sister!
Morning: All ready for swim class!
This scene is so familiar it brings back many fond memories. It is the swimming complex where I learnt how to tread water, used the breast stroke and gobbled the bowl of Mee Siam after each lesson. Now my daughter is going through the same thing, minus the food (no more canteen there!).
She started off in the competition pool and my SIL and I were giggling away as our kids got orientated in the water. Faith was uber attentive to the instructor and did everything that she was asked to do. She wore the apprehensive expression on her face and I was afraid that she might give up halfway.
Thankfully, she was all smiles when she got up for a drink and narrated to us what had happened. Asked if she liked the class, she said YES. Phew!
So yes, she was in the deep waters for her first lesson. I think learning in a group helps a lot at her age since she will be more inclined to want to swim together with the rest. It’s definitely a good source of motivation!
I think she did well for her first trial session. We went down as a family to support her. Yes, her brother too. We make it a point to have the siblings encourage each other in their achievement, no matter how small that could be.
Psst. Have you been using your FREE ActiveSG $100 for sports-related activities? Don’t forget to use it!