We had an awesome time going swimming today. It was the same pool that we swam in last summer, and we did a lot of the same exercises, too.
Hunter did really good swimming. As expected, he was a little timid at first, but very quickly warmed up to it and was jumping in and out, in and out, in and out, swimming around like a little fish.
I was hoping that, this summer, he would learn how to swim above water (he still swims exclusively under water, which isn’t very helpful safety-wise).
We didn’t really get that far today but, he had a really fun time, got a really good “work out” and build up a good deal of confidence about the water.
For exercises, we worked mostly on jumping in off the side and off of the diving board, swimming to the surface, climbing out of the pool independently and using the hands and feet to paddle.
He’s built a little bit of a “handicap” in swimming with his hands because, when he is at his Grandma’s house he uses a sort of life jacket to swim, which he only needs to use his feet for in order to move. So it was a little bit hard to get him to use his hands but he was getting it after a while and was getting his head above water a few times.
But, other than the few exercises we worked on, we just had a fun time splashing around, playing with sand toys, and even occasionally relaxing on this warm summer day.
After we were done swimming and were starting to load everything in the car, Hunter made this little bed for himself out of his little cousin’s disassembled playpen. He was worn out!
“…Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”
Hunter is 4 years, 3 months old