Summer Swimming

The summer holidays means that there are no swimming classes for Erin. When Erin first started her lessons just after Easter, she was not a fan. In fact, she hated swimming. Things are not quite the same 4 months on.

Just before our lessons finished at the end of term, Erin was still unsure about swimming. Sometimes she would get through a full class. Sometimes she wouldn’t. She would still cry near the end of a class too now and again. At this point, I was unsure as to whether she would ever really enjoy being in the pool.

Luckily, I work for a company that has a swimming pool and Erin and I are able to use it near enough when we like, apart from when aquafit classes are on. Since the term ended I have been trying to take Erin swimming once a week. John has also been able to come with us a few times on a weekend which has been nice for all of us. It’s crazy how much she has come on in the last month.

Erin in her Pop In swimming gear!

Erin seems to really enjoy going in the pool now. We do some of the general things we learned in classes as well as having a bit of fun as well. Now she will kick and splash about and she had n ever done that before. There has not been one tear so far. Erin does get a bit grizzly if we’re in the pool for longer than 30 minutes but that’s okay.

I am so pleased that Erin has come so far in such a short space of time. I’m actually really looking forward to starting lessons again with her in September and I’m sure our teacher will be shocked at how far Erin has progressed. Erin certainly isn’t the same little swimmer that she was a month ago.

14 thoughts on “Summer Swimming”

  1. That’s great you work somewhere that has a pool you can use, it’s great getting the little ones into swimming. She looks so cute in her swimming stuff. It’s amazing how much can change in such little time, it’s good she’s enjoying it.

    Jordanne ||

  2. Oh how perfect to have access to a work pool and getting to go as a family! It’s great how kids learn and adapt, I’m glad she is having fun now ?

  3. Brilliant you have a work pool, but soon you won’t be able to get her out, she’ll be swimming like a little fish. It’s great you’ve got her used to the water now, swimming is such an important life skill.

  4. My little boy used to love swimming when he was little but he panics now, probably my fault because I had a gap from taking him but I really want to get him back into it as I always loved swimming as a child and is such good all round exercise

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