This was right before I was asked to leave - a small glimpse of the screaming:
After her first lesson - if looks could kill
Kick boarding - her favorite part since it doesn't require face in the water
My view the first several days - from the gym window
She's an expert floater - which has digressed a bit of late because we're focusing on swimming - but it's hard to do and we're just happy she understands that she can always flip to her back and kick over to the side. That's so important. By the end of the two weeks, she was swimming with her face in, jumping in and swimming to Miss Anna, floating on her back counting to twenty, being thrown in the water and swimming back to the side. Amazing!
This is her jumping in from the platform, flipping over to her back and floating on her own:
Little protecting big - always a little mama
This is day four - she's doing so much better by this point:
Swimming on her back
YAY for Caroline!
Swimming on her own back to the platform:
SO happy in the water now!
Jumping in and swimming:
Caroline and Miss Anna (she really does love her!)
In the two weeks she had lessons she transformed from a screaming baby to a swimming toddler! We are SO proud. She swims with her face in the water - all the time. Every once in a while she'll flip herself over and swim on her back (CE did this predominantly for first year she "swam" - it's just more comfortable for breathing of course), but she really prefers to swim with her face in - which is a miracle. Miss Anna is a miracle worker, I tell ya.
Here she is jumping off the low-dive for the very first time (took some coaxing!), but I couldn't believe my eyes!:
And here she is two weeks later - look at this girl go - she's swimming almost the entire way from the board to the side! Go Caroline go!: