Thursday, August 03, 2006

Swim Lessons

The LookOur three oldest kids have been in swim practice for two weeks at Woodstock Water Works. This is their third summer involved and they love it. A few observations.

1. Good teachers

One of the teachers who has taught our kids in the past is Garrett. He's a young man who is just as likely to get attacked by an invisible shark as he is to teach the kids how to swim. Garrett isn't one of our kids' teachers this year, but he's still around and still as loud and fun as ever. He's a natural teacher who identifies with his students, and his students love him for it. Our kids have had their share of great teachers.

2. Good students

There are few things as cool as noticing how your kids are maturing. It's a real joy as a parent to see your kid go from a daydreamer to focused, or from a struggler to competent. We are very proud of our kids as improve and grow and learn to stay afloat and actually swim from one place to another.

3. Hotness

Sheesh, what a week to have a heat wave. Trying to sit in the sun for two hours during swim lessons is not as simple as it seems. You have to put sunscreen on your sunscreen and towel off under your shirt. The kids got to stay in the water and cool off, but the parents were sweating it.

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