Monday, November 17, 2008

Movin' on up in YMCA swim lessons!

We got some cool news today. The Son has moved up a level in swim lessons. He's now an "eel". He was a "Pike Plus." I know those levels will mean nothing to those of you not familiar with the YMCA's swim program but let's just say, he's very happy to be an eel!

He can float perfectly on his back, do his back finning which is really just being able to move through the water on your back with kicks and hand motions (no actual strokes yet) and he can swim the width of the pool. I'm so proud of him! It's amazing to think that at this time last year, he was screaming his head off like he was scared to death.

The eel level is a challenging one, he'll begin to work on his actual strokes like freestyle with rotary breathing, backstroke and elementary backstroke (chicken...airplane...soldier anyone?) He's worked really hard and I've noticed big changes in his swimming, really over the past month or so. It's nice to see that his hard work has paid off and I know that he's very proud of himself. It's quite an accomplishment at his young age and he should be proud. (There are plenty of kids his age and younger in eel but there are also plenty who are older who are not.)

Keep up the good work Son! We're proud of you!


Cathy said...

That is great!!! Way to go BIG guy! He is growing up so fast!!

Always Smiling said...

Great Job! I wish I lived closer to the Y so my two could get lessons on a more regualr basis.