Sunday, August 16, 2009
Lucas also took lessons when the other two boys did. Lucas absolutely loves the water and honestly I believe he could spend all day in it. When summer started he didn't think he needed swimming lessons...he told me he had already taken them and knew how to swim so he didn't need to go back. I,of course explained to him that there was alot more to swimming that he didn't know and he was going to ensure that he improved his skills and became the best that he could be! He quickly realized that there was much more to learn!!!! His class was mainly to focus on learning some more strokes and to polish their independent swimming skills. They also learned the beginning stages of a dive and boat safety like the other classes did. I believe Lucas' favorite part was learning to dive....he was disappointed when he found out they weren't going to learn to stand up and dive but only to do it from a kneeling position. He passed the class with flying colors and his teacher recommended he come back soon rather than waiting until next summer to further refine his strokes. After that he would be able to start possibly looking into swim teams which I believe is something he would be interested in next summer.
Here he is learning to dive. First they started them out sitting down and then progressed to kneeling on one knee. His teacher told him that they would learn to stand and dive in the next class. I believe that's what he's looking forward to the most. All the years that I have swam that is one thing I could never get the hang of no matter how many times I tried. I think it looks so cool yet I'd end up doing a belly flop to this day :)
Here is their boat safety. I liked watching him eyeing his teacher before he got flipped. So adorable!!!!!