First, I completely realize that I didn’t post once last week….. WOW, I am off to a stellar start! I am going to count this as a post for last week, so hopefully I can catch up this week!
Today Hank starts his swim lessons and I am nervous! I decided to put him in the ISR lessons and they are very intensive. We go every day for 4-6 weeks. Each lesson is 10 minutes or less. These lessons are survival lessons and teach him to roll over and float if he should fall into a body of water. Although we will be with him EVERYTIME he is near water, we are near water all the time. Also, I think this will give him a head start on swimming and I’m hoping that he will learn to love swimming early!
Last week, I went and watched about 5 lessons. If you ever decide to do this program, I would highly recommend that you go and watch a few lessons. The instructor was great but some of the kids cried at their lessons. However, I watched a couple 2 1/2 year olds that were able to hold their breath and swim underwater to the side of the pool. It wasn’t a far distance but it was amazing to see these kids in action. I talked with a lot of parents and all of them said their kids were more confident in the water and gained respect for the water.
I will let you know what our experience is with these lessons.