Thursday, July 15, 2010

Swimming Milestones

We've been spending some fun times at Frosty's Lodge. This is Aunt Barbie and Uncle Doug's new place out on in the sticks. They bought a 100+ acre lot with a huge house that looks like a Ski Lodge. Their last names are Frost, so... Yeah, you get it now. Anyway they have an awesome in-ground pool that they let us use whenever we want. They live about 7 miles from our house so we make good use of it. Thanks Aunt Barbie and Uncle Doug!! :)

We've been taking the girls there on the really hot days and today was no exception. The temperatures were in the mid 90's, so we packed some lunches and headed to the pool. Today was an epic day for Lizzie and Jazzy.

Lizzie Mae (8) is able to swim in the deep end with no life jacket. Of course, I still have to be by her side at all times, but I'm literally there for moral support and have only had to "save" her 1 time. She was jumping off of the side of the pool today and swimming back to the surface. She was also able to swim from one side of the pool to the other side of the pool with no problems. GO LIZZIE!

Jazzy (7) is also kicking butt in the pool. She is able to swim from the shallow end to the deep end with her snorkel. I think that once she realizes that the floor is further from her, she freaks out and starts to panic. I had to help her to the side one time because she tensed up and got a little water in her snorkel once she got over the 'deep water'. Regardless, she did it a few times with great success and I think that both of the girls are going to be swimming by the end of the summer.

Jazzy swimming with her snorkel.

Daizi's big milestone today was that she was jumping off of the side of the pool into Jennifer's arms. She went under a few times as well and had a great time. She keeps her life jacket on the whole time and swims out into the deep end whenever she wants. This kid feels extremely comfortable in the water; so much so that it's a bit scary when she's in the deep end by herself (in her life jacket of course). I'd much rather them be comfortable, than tense in the water though...

It's great that the girls no longer have a fear of deep water. It is such a free feeling to know that if the girls fall in now, they'll know HOW to get back to the surface and not freak out. There's nothing like jumping in the deep end and just wade underwater and swim around upside down, backwards, however I want. I just love that my girls are learning to love swimming as well. I mean really holding their breath and using their limbs to stay afloat "swimming".

Congratulations girls!!


Unknown said...

Way to go girls!! Now Jazzy is a real mermaid. Just be sure to stay close by Daddy!
Love you all, Grandma H.

Cassie said...

I'm so excited to get to the swim shop to get new swimsuits and pool toys for the kids this summer so we can get back out in the water! It's one of our favorite things to do when the weather is warm :)