Last night we took the girls to private swim lessons at a local convent. I think it’s awesome that we have a convent in our town. They also have an awesome pool. There are two women- mother and daughter- who teach lessons there. At $20 per kid per half-hour, it’s pricey. But while I was paying $10 a class (per kid) for lessons at the YMCA, they learned more in this one half-hour than they did in about eight Y classes. I consider myself way ahead.
S-almost-7 can now put her face in the water for about 35 seconds (10, really, but we count super-fast) AND swim doggy-style for several yards. O5 can sit on the step and put her face in for a second or so, but the fact that she’s willingly putting her face in the water at all is a huge thing. Both instructors seemed to think the girls would be swimming reasonably competently this summer.