There's nothing like doing a round of swim lessons when it's 21 degrees outside! The kids started a winter session today, but thankfully the rec center is super heated. At least the leisure pool is a little bit of a comfy temp, but the Olympic pool is ice cold. The kids are a little rusty because of not swimming a lot since the end of the summer. At registration I was a little iffy about what levels to put them in, so I guessed. I was right on with all but one of them.
Ethan is doing level five again. He is one level away from being able to be on the swim team and he's a pretty great swimmer. At the beginning of the lesson he showed that he was out of practice, but half way through he seemed to have grasped it all again. To me, swimming is like riding a bicycle- you just can't forget how to do it. Your technique and strength might lack, but the ability to do it never goes away. Ethan's entire class took place in the 13 foot deep lanes of the pool!
Oh......and I can't forget to mention this incredibly patient cheerleader/spectator! This guy has been dragged around to his older siblings activities since he was in utero. One day it will be HIS turn to participate. In the meantime, he gets a front row seat for spectating!