We are forunate enough to have a community pool nearby- truly a treat, as it's the only one I know of within at least 60 miles. I bit the bullet and signed up all four kids... I'm both really nervous and giddy all at once. Here are my predictions- and since I signed them all up for Level One, in a group setting without parental involvement- I get to watch! I hope. And I hope I can bring my camera. It's going to be priceless.
Kacy- hates the water, and is terrified of drowning. "What happens if I drown, Mom?"
"You won't drown. That's why you are taking swim lessons. To help avoid that."
"But what if I drown DURING the swim lessons?"
She is actually my biggest concern... but because she wants to be the best at everything, she'll hang in there. I think she'll complain and be anxious for the duration.
Will- thinks the water is "okay." Usually has a huge smile on his face while in the pool, so is also contantly swallowing pool water. I think he'll do just fine, and have fun. The first day he'll be nervous, but I think he'll warm up to it and have fun.
Ed- Oh boy. He is the same as Will as far as water is concerned, although he does hate the shower becuase it's "too wet." He will already go under the water if no one is looking and it's his own idea... I'm curious to see how he does. I think he'll be spastic and very Ed-like the first week. The second week I think he'll do well, and maybe enjoy himself.
Jessie- She LOVES the water and is relaxed in the pool. (Seriously- the other three are stress cases in the water. She's the only one who enjoys it!) As long as she trusts the teacher, she'll be great. I think she'll enjoy it.