Monday, June 29, 2009

The kids finished swimming lessons last week -- and did very well. B learned several new strokes, including the breaststroke and the backstroke and the butterfl7; J became much more comfortable in the water, and M improved her skill at not drowning, which is our main goal. : )

In the video below, J paddles around in a lifevest and jumps off the end of the diving board (sort of). It required much persuasion for her to do either. In the case of the diving board, I had to promise her bubble gum. Yeah, I know . . . but she did it. Every time she'd want to turn around on the diving board, I'd say, "Remember the bubble gum!"