Saturday, June 4, 2011

Swim School 2011

Leia and Mr Chris F. after passing her float test day 2.

I don't think I ever blogged about Leia's swim school experience this year. It was intense. We went every day for a month, she passed off two levels of classes, passed a float test, and was ready to do swim team (practice team) for the summer this year. Overall it was a good experience, and I plan to take Xander there during the school year to get ready for next summer. He is excited about that.

The float test involved throwing her in the pool with all of her clothes and shoes on with varying levels of heaviness (day 1 shorts, day 2 pants, day 3 jeans). She had to float for 5 minutes or until reaching the wall and climbing out by herself to pass.

She passed! :) It was adorable. They ring a loud bell whenever someone passes the float test. On the 3rd day when she passed her final time she got a t-shirt and a bell. And a celebratory milkshake from Mama.

She's a swimmer now! It was a lot of hard work...for the both of us, and Xander who went there at 2:30 every day for a month grouchy and tired. But totally worth it.