Swimming lessons

Molly's been going to swimming lessons this week at the pool by our house. While she loves playing in the shallow kiddie pool, she is not a fan of the deep pool or of getting her head wet. So, we enrolled her in swim lessons to help with this.

The pool offers individual lessons that are 10 minutes long, 4 days a week for 2 weeks. Molly was excited about the lessons, but still scared of getting her head wet. 3 days in, the head of the lessons said our goal was to get Molly to put her head under the water by the end of the 2 weeks. To our surprise, she did it the very next day, still within the first week.


When not dunking her entire head, she spends some time putting part of her face under the water so she can blow bubbles. Here she is doing so while being pulled around the pool on a kickboard. Considering she wouldn't put her face in the water to blow bubbles while sitting on the steps the first day, this is definitely progress.

Blowing bubbles

She's not to the point of doing anything with her arms (other than holding her instructor or a kickboard), but she is learning proper kicking form.

Kicking it up

I'm not sure why she likes licking her chin while swimming, but I'm happy she's enjoying herself. She never seemed to have fun in the big pool before as she always seemed so scared. I think her instructor, Miss Keira, helped a lot with this by making Molly feel very comfortable.

Taste good?

We may not be ready for swim team yet, but she's made great strides in a short time. I'm just happy she's having fun swimming now.

A happy swimmer


  1. Melanie says:

    Yay Molly! She does look like she’s having a blast!

  2. G'mom says:

    Go, Molly! I love your smile while you’re in the pool! Onward with swimming fun! I lovya! G’mom

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