Ava did swim lessons this summer for the first time. I initially put her in a preschool class for 3 - 5 year olds, but assumed she would do fine at it because she loves the water and could do most everything the class was supposed to teach. Well...we were in for a surprise. Ava would not get in the water with her teacher at all. Her class consisted of all 4 year olds and then Ava at 2 1/2, and I think she was a little intimidated. After three lessons of Ava just sitting on the edge of the water we decided to down grade her to the class that Joel or I could assist her in the water (aimed at infant age to 2 years old). She loved being in the water if Joel or I were in the water with her. She even went off the diving board twice. I am not sure that she learned much in the class, but she had fun, which is really all that matters.
9 months ago