Turning Dominic into a Duckling - week six
Welcome to the latest in my regular updates of my 20-month-old son Dominic’s experience of swimming lessons at our local pool…
We are really getting used to the routine of lessons now. Dominic knows what to expect when I say we are going swimming. He helps me pack our bag and then helpfully unpacks it all over the kitchen floor. He gets excited and hovers by the front door with his shoes and coat. “Car, mummy, car!” His enthusiasm is infectious!
This week our regular teacher Bev is back. There are only two children for her to teach and there is no-one else in the pool so it is very quiet. A shame we aren’t using the Swim a Song music yet.
I am not sure if he is progressing. We have fun but is he learning enough?
Dominic is good at lying on his back and getting his ears wet. He also enjoys lying over the woggle on his tummy but has not got the hang of kicking to move himself forward yet. I am not sure if he is progressing. We have fun but is he learning enough? Maybe I am jumping ahead. Doubts are starting to creep in. Bev says that confidence in the water is the main aim.
Towards the end of the lesson we use the little slide and get lots of laughs and big splashes. I let him fly down on his own and go completely under the surface to see how he reacts. I am very pleased when he comes up grinning! Confidence? Big tick!