At Omi’s bday pool party, Z swam on his own at the end of the pool time. After playing around with his puddle jumper and jumping into the pool, he told us he was done. So I offered to help him remove it and asked if he’d like to swim without it. At first he was scared but took to the idea enthusiastically.
M, being a former lifeguard and swim instructor, did an excellent job of cheering him on and boosting his self confidence. He got more and more excited each time he swam a distance on his own. I couldn’t believe it. He was holding his breath and kicking his legs, and using his arms, too.
I know it’s a combination of things – his love of water, his comfort level in the water, the swimming lessons at camp, and of course, M. We’re so proud of him.
And wouldn’t you know it, he also had a great appetite for dinner. All that workout in the pool!