I had to pop over quickly to make a note of a momentous day! My little Beans learned to swim today. Every summer starts the same – she’s afraid to get splashed, afraid to get her face wet and won’t even think of jumping into the water. By the end of the summer she’s jumping off of the side of the pool with floaties on her arms. On occassion she will take off the floaties and attempt to swim from the steps to me – only an arm’s length away.
Today was only her 3rd or 4th time in the pool this summer but today she had goggles! Within minutes she was putting her face in the water and soon her whole head. I suggested she try kicking at the same time to see what would happen. In no time at all she was buzzing around the steps. Convincing her to try it without the floaties took a little more coaxing. Eventually she parted with them and took off like a fish!!
She can swim with her face in the water but does much better with the doggy paddle. After three laps from the steps to me she announced that she wanted to tell Daddy. We finished up the phone call and she was back in the pool – swimming all over. Wow! It was fun seeing her swim but even more fun to see how proud she was of her newest accomplishment. Way to go Beans! I am so proud of you.