Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fearless Fish

Someone in our house is completely fearless. Nowhere is this more evident than in the swimming pool. A few weeks ago, we went to a swim party at a friend's house and this little one just ran and jumped straight into the middle of the water in a section way too deep for her. I wasn't in the water yet and the nearest adult in the water grabbed her arm and asked if she could swim. Her honest answer "sometimes" was both hilarious and terribly frightening. If anyone was ever a fan of the water, Ellie is.

Swim lessons ended today. We've had her in two separate sessions of the same class so she was going 4 days a week (instead of 2) for the past 4 weeks. We're still working on waiting at the edge until the teacher tells her to jump on in, but she shows some serious swimming promise, and she loves it dearly.

I'm sure you're completely surprised to see that she started posing once she saw me with the camera.

This last day she had a substitute instructor, who happened to be Aeryn's teacher from last summer. She had the kids sit on top of a foam mat and she swirled them around in a circle while they held on for dear life. Ellie giggled out of control just waiting for her turn to come.

This pool has a small water slide that the kids all had a chance to go on. Of course the instructor was prepared to ride with them or catch them at the bottom, but our little fish wanted to do it completely on her own.

Swim lessons are over for the time being. Considering she comes from a family of water polo players on her mom's side, and already has this crazy love for the water, I have a sneaking suspicion that swimming will be a part of her life for a very, very long time.

1 comment:

  1. I so know what you are talking about. She made me so nervous at the reunion, because I felt like I couldn't take my eyes off of her for a second! Good news is she can float on her back, so I tried to embed that in her brain, so if she got into trouble she could just roll over & float. Don't know if it sunk in or not!


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