Monday, August 9, 2010

Swim Lessons

Ruby with her buddy, Abigail Simpson.This summer the kids took 2 weeks of swim lessons at the Maumelle Community Center. I honestly wasn't expecting much from the lessons for the price but Ruby's skills improved tremendously from those 2 weeks. She's now swimming under water for longer distances, jumping off the diving board, and is almost completely independent in the water. Yea, Rubes!
Trip wasn't as happy to be taking swim lessons. Some days he happily participated. Other days he had to be persuaded. It seemed like he primarily just played in the shallow end but I guess any new experience helps improve his skills. If he continues to have the energy and excitement that he's already showing now that he's on meds and feeling better, next year he'll be outswimming all of us!