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Shrimp Swim Lessons

Swim lessons were a hit!  Not only did Coen kick and flail around like he does in the bath tub, he also didn't mind being dunked as well.

Our class was a little unstructured, in my opinion.  The age range of the students could be anywhere from 6 months to 36 months, and there was quite a mix.  The instructor didn't really instruct unless the children were older and the parents could ask them to do more.  And that was cute to watch, but Coen basically just swam around with me and that was it.  The instructor said that she really doesn't do much in the class because it's basically to get them comfortable with the water and see if they love it or hate it.

Coen was good for about 20 minutes, kicking and splashing and moving around.  Then he got ahold of a measuring cup and chewed on it for about the last 20 minutes.  It was what was making him happy and at that point I didn't care because the water was warm and he was happy.

Afterward, we got out of the pool and we went into the family locker room to change him out of everything.  When he was laying down, I noticed that one area on his gums was bleeding.  He was getting another tooth in!  That will make 3 on top and 2 on the bottom.

So that's why he was so obsessed with the measuring cup in him mouth for him to chew on!  I thought something was up, but thank goodness we were in the pool and he just drooled in there instead of all over himself.

Can't wait to see how this weekend goes!  I hope he continues to love it!


Stephanie said…
I think the swim lessons are a great idea! Did you find a local Y to go to, or how did you hear about them? I'd love to find some in my area.
Leah said…
Yay! So glad he loved it!

So at what age can you start swim lessons because we are thinking about doing them for Henry sometime before he turns 1?
Jill said…
@Stephanie. We went to the local YMCA for our lessons.

@wrestling kitties. Our Y offers a class that is 6 months to 36 months, so if your child is within that age range, you're welcome. As for when is a good age to start? I don't know. I just know that Coen loves the water when he's in the bath and thought that this would be a perfect opportunity for him to really soak it up! He's loving it! You should do it!
Good to know, we will call our YMCA and see what they have. We have always wanted to do this anyways, for safety in a pool or the tub. I think this would be fun!

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