Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Honing our Swimming Skills

Katie Starr has been taking swimming lessons. They are really more of basic survivor skill lessons for beginners. Living in South Florida where there is water virtually everywhere there is a huge need to begin early training in the water. Katie began her lessons about 3 or 4 weeks ago and the first few lessons were torture. Thankfully the lessons are 10 minutes in length so the crying and screaming were over quite quickly (and that was me ~ just kidding~! We go three times a week and by the end of week two our Katie was transformed. She began to enjoy the lessons and now we can't get her shoes off fast enough once we get there...she loves it! I will spare you the video of lesson 2 as it is heart wrenching and I will skip to a more recent lesson where she is beginning to build confidence and make great strides. A good friend who is in my FCC Group told me about the lessons and her kiddos are in the time slots following Katie. The first video is our Katie and her friend Cady who wore the same bathing suit to our last lesson. They both looked disgusted at the thought of being caught in the same swimsuit ~Grin~ The following video is the highlight reel of one of her lessons.

Katie and Cady ~ Double Vision

Swimming Highlight Reel


Faye said...

Would you mind sending me an email? I would like to hear about your experience with HIC. Thanks!

Mark & Sheryl said...

Im impressed, she isnt afraid to put her face underwater!!
Good job Katie!!

Faye: We also used HIC and I would be happy to talk with you about them. We are also in NJ too.

Vivian M said...

Wow, she can swim! I am so amazed how quickly she learned! Great job Katie!

Safety Mom said...

That is so cool! She's such a big girl.


Anonymous said...

That is great! It is such a good idea for her to be water safe early.

When are you traveling? We still dont know :(

Tammie said...

Wow! What a difference from the first swim lesson! Katie Starr is amazing.

She did so well in this lesson that I used it as a jumping board for a lesson with Erin that other little girls from China have to take swim lessons too. Erin was totally amazed that Katie Starr put her face in the water with no problems. She's even asked if she could see the videos again. I'm hoping that this will help with her own lessons.

Tonia said...

WOO HOO!!! Way to go Katie!! She is doing such a good job. The teacher is so good with her.

Hugs -

tumbleintodreams said...

Adorable swim video. She is so cute and what a great introduction to the water!!!!

Sean & Judy said...

Katie is doing a great job! We did this w/ Kylie last October and she did great. We are supposed to start a refresher next Monday. I don't know how she will do as she seems to get upset now about putting her head in the water. I hope once she sees she will be ok that she won't mind as much. I love your video. I'm going to share w/ Kylie tonight hoping that it will help with her upcoming lessons too! I hope we can get together again before the end of the year. Big kiss and hug to Katie!