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Julia’s New Swimming Adventure

Posted on: June 16, 2011

This week’s Try New Adventure isn’t about what I’ve tried, but what Julia did.

We go to the pool a shameful amount. After all, it’s free and the weather is hot. There is an amazing kiddie pool, that is about 1.5 feet deep {as well as a normal pool}. We typically go during the mid-morning and stay till naptime. As the weeks go on, the girls have gotten more and more confident in the water. Hannah will jump off the edge {whether you’re there to catch her or not} and Julia will dive under for several seconds.

But this past Tuesday, Julia started swimming.

She’s been hanging on the edge, then will push off towards me. She’s not actually swimming, but at least getting confidence in not holding on to me or the wall for a few seconds. We got out the pool noodle and the girls were jumping off the edge, onto the noodle while I stood there to catch them. I exampled to Julia how she could balance herself on the noodle and “swim” on her own. She was doubtful at first, but finally tried it.

Next thing I knew, she was swimming. Of course, she was balancing herself on the noodle {to support her upper body} and I was in front with my hands out in case she needed help. But the girl did it. She swam all over the pool.

It was awesome.

She was so incredibly proud of herself. At one point she said “I can’t wait to tell Daddy. He’ll be so proud of me!” He was. And so I am.

What new adventures have you tried? Or even your kiddos?

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7 Responses to "Julia’s New Swimming Adventure"

Oh that is so wonderful. She looks so happy. How great that you all are getting to spend so much time at the pool. Such a fun way to keep cool!!

Omi and Dampa are so proud of her too!

Go Julia!! 🙂 How exciting! The noodle really does help them get the initial confidence to get out there and start kicking their legs. Faith was in swim lessons for most of last summer, but then we endured a brutal winter with no swimming and I think she forgot some of what she learned. So now all of a sudden she’s doggy paddling again. I really need to get her in the pool more often.


What a blessing that pool is, I had no idea it was FREE too! What a feat for Julia, I love how proud she looks and that she couldn’t wait to tell dad-how sweet!

Awww, congrats to your little girl!!

Yay Julia! What an important and fun skill to have.

[…] Comment! You might remember how I shared a couple of weeks ago about Julia “swimming” on her own with a water noodle. […]

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