Michael is taking swimming lessons again this summer. This year we were able to get him into an earlier session at the same place where he took them last year. I figure this way he will have the lessons before he starts going to the pool every day. And with the rain every morning, there isn't much pool time right now. One of the nice things about these lessons are that the pool is inside.
Each child was tested when they entered the pool to place them in different levels. Michael placed into Level 2. He was the only boy with all girls and also looked to be the youngest in the group. They did kicking while holding on to the wall, as well as lying on the board and using their arms to paddle. The instructor also had each child do the back float while supporting them. This was the only thing that Michael did not like to do and he would not rest his head in the water. At the end of class, they went down to the 6 ft depth and each swimmer took turns jumping in to the instructor. Michael did this with no problem, which was a major improvement from the lessons last summer.