Thursday, October 27, 2016

Swim lessons for the big boys

My big boys are in swim lessons and they are doing amazing job. I started swimming when I was about 7 years old and swam for years. My family is really into swimming and we love spending time in the water over the Summer so it was a no brainer that I would get my kids into swimming really early on.

We started mommy and me with the boys when Jbird was barely a year old and they loved it. After our trip to Cancun, Mexico it solidified the fact that the boys were really into water and swimming as you can see in our Cancun trip part 1 and part 2. At this point we decided to get the big boys in swim lessons regularly. They swim once a week for half an hour. There are 8 levels total, Tman is on level 5 and Jbird is on level 2.

We started swimming consistently with Tman in March of 2015, check him out during his first swimming class. Tman loved it but Jbird was not loving it at all. We held of with Jbird until he was older. The boys are doing so well now and are both loving the classes.

Check them out swimming like pros in this video I compiled, I am so proud of my big boys. Isn't it so nice to actually see them in action? Jbird is way more comfortable now and check out Tman floating on his back and doing his backstroke. We have some future Michael Phelps on our hands over here ;).
I also took a gazillion pictures of course. My kids are my best subject I tell you
Jbird used to cry like crazy once I left the water and now look at my little confident boy

We have him in private lessons and I love that he is so focused
There is that smile, so happy my Jbird is loving the water

His favorite thing to do is doing canon balls

Hehehehehe, it's a blurry picture but I am loving the action shot
There goes Tman, he was constantly in the water doing something so you can barely see him
Look at my boys listening to the swim instructor, so proud of them

There goes that backstroke, Tman is really good at it now
Doesn't he have such a great form?
Tman swimming with the other kid in his group
Yeah, they are good. Check out Jbird in the background diving in :)

Are my boys adorable or what, check them out hugging it out when they were done
Swim lessons are going really well for my big boys. I am so happy that they are loving the water as much as I did growing up. I want them to be great swimmer and be comfortable in the water because it's such a great survival skill to have. If they really love it and want to do it competitively, I will be there to support of course but that's a problem for another day ;). Do your kids swim? Do you want them to learn?


  1. This is so cool. So glad you stuck with it. We started it with Jordan but never really kept with it. I've been thinking of getting her and now Jenna into it but I just don't know about making the time commitment. Our weekends and evenings are already so busy. LOL. I need to though. Jordan's been BEGGING to do tae kwon do or gymnastics.

  2. I love this ... I wish my parents did this for us growing up!

  3. Both of my daughters are swimmers. My older daughter didn't learn to swim until she was about 11 years old. She did swim competitively in high school. My younger daughter began to swim on a swim team at 5 years old. Both love the water and no longer swim on a team, but love swimming as a form of exercise.

  4. I had swimming lessons as a teenager and i still can't swim. I think its nice to start them early and they can be pros in no time.

  5. You have some fish on your hands! That's awesome!