Thursday, July 24

water in his veins!

Uncle Alex, Uncle Dan, Cousin Kelly, Ben, me, and now Alex... What do we all have in common? Swimming! Granted Alex is nowhere near ready for his first 100 meter freestyle but after 4 weeks of swim lessons he's well on his way. OK so maybe the class wasn't as progressive as some and maybe Alex only tolerated about half of it but it's a start! And today he officially "graduated" from City of Mesa's Swim Babies program. He's an expert bubble blower and can almost get out over the edge by himself (I'm sure he recites "elbow, elbow, wrist, wrist" in his sleep by now). He doesn't even mind going under (repeatedly) but the back floats are still going to take lots and lots of work. He loves jumping in so much I think he might be ready for the starting block by next summer although he won't get very far unless he figures out how to kick in the pool like he does in the bath tub. Anyway, here are a few pics Ben took last week when he came to watch...

3 comments:

Gramma Penny said...

Me too! I used to swim in the Goodyear/Avondale Swim Team for years! In my day, there was no swim team in school. I have tons of blue and red ribbons to prove it. I was best at back stroke. LOL!!!

MEET THE JENSENS said...

aw how cute! i can't wait for bry to do swimming lessons next summer!!

CosmoChica said...

That's my "nephew"! Can I call him that? :-D I swear it runs in the family.