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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Kids swimming skills improving

We've been swimming in our pool pretty often since it was completed and it's absolutely amazing to see how quickly the kids' swimming skills have developed.

Connor's swimming is pretty good all around at this point. He swims pretty well underwater and above water. He will swim down to the bottom of the deep end to grab toys. His only handicap is the fact that he feels like it's necessary to pinch his nose with one hand at all times. This weekend we were at a neighbor's party and we looked over and saw Connor jumping and doing flips in to the pool. Today, at our pool he started jumping in and diving in to the pool. He's very cautious, but he's very brave!


Video of Connor jumping and flipping

Connor running and diving

Connor thought this one was hilarious. He screamed "Gingerbread man" when he jumped and put his arms and legs out like a Gingerbread man.

Paige got over her floating problem and will float all day long. She has trouble directing herself around the pool once she's in her float position, but if she feels like she's close enough to something to swim to it without floating she does a pretty good job of kicking and using her arms to swim towards it. This weekend she started jumping in to the pool. She's absolutely fearless about jumping in. Her eyes go wide and she will just fling her body out in space.

Fearless!

In the first video, Mommy grabs her after she goes in to the pool. In the second one, we decided not to grab her right away so she'd have to transition in to her float position.



3 comments:

Richard said...

Great swimmers, both of them. And Paige is starting to really enjoy the water now. Good to see.

Michelle Auth said...

They are amazing!! I am so proud of them!! I can't wait to see them again, if they even still need me?!?!

~Michelle

Michelle Auth said...

They are amazing!! I am so proud of them!! I can't wait to see them again, if they even still need m?!?!