Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Jumping In!

Look who jumped off the diving board at the pool on the last day of swimming lessons. Miss A.

Miss A and her teacher Miss Antonia. Taking the long walk to the end of the diving board, Miss A was nervous that she'd touch the bottom of the 12 feet pool. I told her the life vest wouldn't let her.

She was a little apprehensive at first, but once she got up to the board and saw her swim teacher waiting for her in the water, she just jumped right in.

First Jump. She barely even went to the teacher, just started swimming to the edge and the ladder. Oh so brave.

It warms my heart so much to see Miss A loving swimming and having no fear of the water. She loved swim lessons, loved loved loved her teachers, and is ready for Level 2 next summer. By the end of the second week, she was actually swimming. Face in the water, arms moving, legs kicking and taking off across the pool.
Miss A and her favorite teacher Miss Courtney. She made both teachers a picture and note and cried at the end of the lesson about "missing them so much."

When I told the head instructor that Miss A had not taken swim lessons before because of her ear issues, she was shocked at how quickly she just took off. When she told Miss A that she didn't know about her ear, Miss A nonchalantly said, "Oh I had surgery, it's no big deal!"
Second Jump. Much more "air" and Miss Courtney is waiting for her. Miss A jumped two more times, each had a little more air and more courageous.

Gotta love that girl.

Over the weekend, she showed off her expert skills in the water at the Lake and we were amazed at how quickly she just jumped off the dock and started swimming.
Tomorrow, we are taking one of her best buddies with us to the pool so she can show off her stellar skills. Who knows maybe besides soccer, she'll be a swimming star too!

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