Today Austin started swimming lessons. I wasn’t too sure how he was going to do but he was great. Graham had loads of toys that him and Austin threw in the water and then he made Austin get in with him to go and collect them. Austin had a floatation belt on and a noodle wrapped around his arms and gradually Graham let go of him so he was on his own with the floats.
He kicked his legs and actually made himself move along. I think it will be a while before he does any completely unaided swimming but he did really well. Graham seemed pleased with him too, although when Graham asked him if he’d had a good time he said no!!! But he did say he’d had a good time when I asked him afterwards….
..and he especially enjoyed his reward of fruit buttons after!!!
Graham is a fantastic swimming teacher, he seems to know exactly how to teach each child…he uses a completely different style with all 3 of them and they are all doing really well.