James started his swim lessons tonight at Foss Swim School. I've always considered this the fancy pants place to bring kids to swim. I was a nanny one summer and took the kids back and forth to their swim, tennis, and art lessons. I guess that impression just stuck with me. Anyway... James did so much better at this lesson. We tried the YMCA two years ago but he was pretty timid and didn't want to follow along, just play. Tonight the kid/instructor ratio was much lower, James is a much more mature boy, and he's had some water experience since so all went well
He surprised us by walking right up to the pool and climbing in!
You can see all of the parents hanging around the pool's edge like groupies.
Hanging on the edge and kicking!
A little platform in the middle. The boys loved jumping on it. I just kept imagining James slipping off into the water that's as tall as him, the instructor being busy with another kid, and me then having to jump in and save him. We are all lucky it didn't come to that!
Face in the water! Already!!!
Back float. They told us to work on this in the tub :). We also bought the cute goggles for the tub!
James has always had baths. We used the pool shower to get clean. He squealed happily. Showers may need to be introduced!