Water Baby

We had a pool for the first five years of my life so my parents we adamant that my siblings and I learn to swim as early as possible. By preschool at our local YMCA, I was able to jump off the high dive fully clothed and swim the entire length of the pool for a water survival test. I loved to swim. I still do. My parents have a lovely pool in their backyard that I plan to use a lot this summer while we’re living with them. And naturally, I want to teach my daughter to swim as soon as possible. (It’s a life skill that everyone should have!) I hope she enjoys swimming as much as I did.

It’s been warming up and we’ve been in the pool twice so far this spring. Both times it was just the two of us so I couldn’t take any pics of her in the water.

I’ve watched a ton of YouTube videos on tips for teaching babies to swim, float on their backs, learn to hold their breath and put their faces underwater. We haven’t gotten very far yet but we’re having fun. The other day I found a swim shirt at Goodwill and a beach ball at Target each for $1. The ball was a big hit.

(Check out that new tooth!)


4 Responses to Water Baby

  1. Annie says:

    Oh man! The one of her grinning holding the ball is insanely adorable

  2. Susan says:

    Totally agree. Everyone should know how to swim! The pics are SO adorable!!

  3. she is precious! Our little guy has sensory issues (recently diagnosed on the spectrum) and we’re taking it slow with swimming. some kids have a really hard time with water. we’re still doing lessons, but have learned not to push too hard

  4. Helen says:

    Vanderbilt has a really good swim school for kids – my girls having taken classes there since they were 3 and love it. There is also a great mummy and me class.

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