Fort Bragg does an amazing job offering an assortment of youth programs so all the kids did 2 sessions of swimming lessons this summer. I loved that the lessons were every morning so the kids didn't have a chance to forget what they'd learned in the previous lesson. We made great progress this summer-- especially since we haven't always had access to a pool so their swimming experiences were very limited.
Lexie blowing bubbles and doing airplanes with Teacher Robby.
Ben working on kicking on his back and airplanes with Robby.
The big kids worked on jumping into deeper and deeper water until they could jump off the diving board. Nicholas is fearless and jumped right in but it took Christopher 3 weeks until he'd jump on his own!
Ben and Lexie splashing and jumping!
Christopher perfected his airplanes and learned to tread water.
Ben didn't like doing airplanes if it was sunny out-- luckily it was overcast most mornings!
Lexie kicking on her back.
On the last day all the kids got to go down the waterslide!
Ben's so light that he FLEW off the slide!
Lexie did too and then swam to the side!
After 4 weeks of lessons, Christopher and Nicholas can swim almost independently and Ben and Lexie are much more comfortable in the water!! We'll definitely be signing up for more swimming next summer!!