Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Nick's Swim Practices

Alex and I have been taking Nick swimming since he was around one month old. It was tough at first because we could only let the little guy in the water for a short period of time (mostly due to temperature acclamation issues with babies).

Anyway, we are seeing so many benefits of our efforts. It was NOT easy packing everything up, driving to the pool, getting everyone undressed, changed into bathing suits, in the pool, out of the pool, back into street clothes, drive home, then unpack-- WHEW! Keeping in mind that Nick was literally in the pool for only 10-15 minutes.

In the pool, Nick practices kicking holding onto the poolside, and becoming fearless of the water (kind of scary, but we hope this will be useful if a negative water situation ever does occur). We will dunk Nick to make sure he knows that it is like to be under water. So far, he has done very well- quite the trooper! We are so proud!

I think Nick's favorite part of swim practices are the warm after-showers with dad. Nick smiles, laughs, and relaxes as the boys clean up. :)

Do any of you love the water as much as our family? Did you ever take your baby to the pool?



  1. T. J. went into the water at 3 weeks, Jennifer took swimming lessons starting when she about 3, Alex and Jordan did not like the water, but that sure changed when they got a bit older, about 1 year old, now they are swimmers. I think it is important to teach kids how to swim, I am big proponent of it. xoxoxo

    1. We are all about swimming-- anything to get Nick moving and smiling. :)