Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Everybody, in the pool!
Arthur began swim lessons yesterday morning. These will run for two weeks, thirty minutes each day.
The first lesson, Arthur was feeling quite timid in the water. Even with a life vest on, he didn't want to venture too far from the side of the pool. The instructor, however, was able to convince him to float around a bit while she pulled him.
This morning Arthur spent the first half of the lesson wanting to just float around. He does have a life vest on during the lesson, so there is no fear of going too far under the water. While the instructor worked with the other children, she and I noticed Arthur testing the water by putting his chin and then his mouth into the water. Soon, he was ready to do anything the instructor asked him to do.
The next hurdle will be to get him past the phobia of putting his ears in the water. I'm hoping it is just because his ears are slightly plugged from a recent illness and that he'll be like a fish in water in no time.