Friday, July 16, 2010

Swimming Lessons with Kari

Thanks to my good friend Casey, Sawyer was able to get into private swimming lessons this summer. Mark and I were both thinking it was the best time to start teaching him. He is a little nervous when it comes to being in pools. Since we don't have a tub, he has a very limited amount of time with his head, eyes, nose, and well everything under the water. We both think that Sawyer learning to swim is so important. The earlier the better.

Sawyer loves his teacher. Her name is Kari and she does an amazing job. She and Sawyer had a natural connection. Sawyer trusted her from the beginning. We couldn't be more happy.Sawyer is practicing floating on his back in this picture. Your back is your "safe spot". In this spot you can float, breath, call for help and ultimately save your life.Kari is very good about explaining to Sawyer why he is learning to swim. Here they are talking about safety. You can see Boedy and Tessa on the steps just waiting for their lesson. They're up after Sawyer.Play time on the steps. Sawyer is practicing his kicking and bubbles with Tessa.

Sawyer's first lesson was a little rough. He cried a little and was nervous to go under the water. It didn't take him long to start enjoying his lessons. You can see in this video, he jumps in by himself and rolls to his back. This was taken on his 4th lessons. Awesome job Sawyer!!!

Thanks Kari for teaching our precious boy how important it is to know how to swim. We couldn't be happier with his progress in such a short amount of time.

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