David learned how to swim!!

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David learned how to swim!!
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Sat, 06-28-2003 - 10:50pm
I don't know what made me try it but I had watched David in the pool for the past few days and he was actually swimming when he was under water searching for his diving discs. So I had him swim to me and then swim back to the shallow end. He was afraid to at first, he wanted to but you can tell he wasn't sure.

He did it. So now he can go from the end of the shallow end to the end of the pool in the deep end. He still is doggie pattling but he swims better under water. He does know that he is only allowed to swim in the deep end when mommie or daddie is in with him. That's my only fear is that he will think he can just swim anywhere now without his lifejacket or swim vest.

But I have to say all my kids are pretty pool smart. They seem to really respect the rules and the dangers.

Julie

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Sun, 06-29-2003 - 10:47pm
Thats great, My ds started swimming recently too, but we had to pay for lesson, lol. Its great your son got it by himself, and with you.

Way to go

Leesa

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Mon, 06-30-2003 - 2:17pm
congrats!! doggie paddling is great, but swimming underwater is FANTASTIC! my dd has been taking her swim vest off to give it (doggie paddling) a little try. then just yesterday she started something new: going underwater, sits on her knees then comes back up. Scary...but so far so good. Little by little, they get there.

Lisa

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Wed, 07-02-2003 - 1:12pm
Hey, that is great! It's just so nice when they make that leap into a new skill.

~ Limute

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Fri, 07-04-2003 - 11:35am
What great news! WTG!!!!

Janet =)

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