Saturday, January 13, 2007
For a 3rd lesson, I think she's doing pretty darn well! Here she is swimming (i.e. kicking) to her teacher, Kyla. This program is about 6 weeks long.
Thought I'd add some more info about the program. Each lesson is 10 minutes long, Monday through Thursday. It usually takes about 6 weeks for the child to master the Swim-Float-Swim sequence. Mae is rocking on the Swim and will start the Float next week. There is another part that entails swimming to a 'wall' and pulling up on it. She is having a tough time with that because she won't hold onto the wall; rather she tries to use her feet to climb up. This is primarily a survival program-the 'Final Exam' is performed in a snowsuit and boots. The week before there is a "Fully Clothed" test. Both my boys did this program and still participate in the weekly swim classes to keep their skills up. Ted LOVES swimming and Sam could take it or leave it. I suspect Mae will really enjoy it once she is more confident. She is much quicker and more focused than the boys were, and is progressing nicely. I'll try and post a new video from each Thursday lesson to track her progress. To see Ted and Sam's videos, click here.