Reimer was so excited last Thursday because it was his first swimming lesson. Well technically it was not, he had been on swimming lessons early this year but after the 10 blocks, he wasn’t able to carry on to the next block because we went on a Holiday to Philippines.
When the nearby Secondary School swimming pool had finally re-opened after being refurbished, we booked him straight away to get him start off with swimming lessons again. Unfortunately, they’ll only accept 5 yrs. old and above so Ruby can’t join in just yet.
Last Thursday was the first block of his swimming lessons… he was happy as Larry. He just loved it, no word can explain with his enthusiasm that day!
When they were about to finish off their session, we had a little peek of him and I can tell how keen he was whilst in the water as he was trying to make himself swim using the floater. Then their swimming instructor asked them to be in a queue out of the pool and jump towards the water one after the other, he did it with a big splash without showing any fear. I’m so proud of him and his eagerness to learn.
Reimer + Swimming = a happy and excited Little Man
I have to say, I am an advocate of swimming for kids as it is a lifesaving skill that could possibly benefit them in the future. That’s why it’s me who kept encouraging Reimer to do so, although he doesn’t need a lot of persuasion at all because he loved swimming anyway.
I hate to admit this especially as it can be read by anybody, but I will for the purpose of this post… that I don’t know how to swim. Yes, you heard it right! You probably wonder why when I came from a country full of beautiful beaches. I know, it’s terribly embarrassing, isn’t it? This is what actually prompted me to let my kids learn swimming at a young age because I don’t want them to be like me. Don’t get me wrong, my Papa tried his best to teach me how to swim before every time we go to the beach. Even the thought of being in deep water scares the daylight out of me. I could have had a chance but I’m uninterested to learn. I’m such a scaredy-cat!
Have you enrolled your little ones to swimming lessons too?
Are they excited about it or a little scared like I do?
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