This mama is already so pleased with Y swimming lessons. First, I get to check Cassidy into childcare so I just have to get Troy through the locker room and out to the deck. I'll take any little pocket of 15 min of time with my boy I can get!
There are four kids in his class. They talked about pool and lesson rules and then got to hop in! Here they are "spinning" with their kick boards. Later they swam with them.
He has mastered the "push off the wall" approach. His teacher asked if he could swim with his arms "this far" and his push off the wall was enough to get him there without a stroke!
At the end, all the preschool parents let their kids stay in the water and play in the shallow end for awhile afterwards. There were plenty of guards around but the overprotective mama bear in me freaked out a little that I wasn't in the water with him (and the teachers had moved on to another class). Alas, Troy respected the boundary in place and happily splashed in the safe zone. And Mommy breathed a sigh of relief :)
He was sacked out at the end of the night! Swimming can wear a kid out alright!