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My Future UT Swimmer – Try New Adventures

Posted on: July 7, 2011

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

Last week, we moved on to the life jacket.

And this week?

This week, my sweet little girl is swimming completely on her own.


{Throwing up her horns}

She started off Monday, while we were visiting Katie. She’d swim a foot or so between Jonathan and Katie. Then Tuesday, at our pool, she started swimming about two feet from the stairs to me.

Yesterday was the big day. In deep water {for her that is} she swam about 4 feet from the side of the pool to me. Completely under water. Without any help.

I can’t tell you just how excited I am for her! She loves it and is really proud of herself {as she should be!}. It is so awesome to see how she’s progressed in the last couple of months, from being nervous about being in the big pool to swimming on her own. She’s rocking it! The funny part is, I really can’t take any credit for teaching her how to swim. Other than her seeing Jonathan and I swimming, I haven’t shown or told her anything {perhaps just that she needs to kick her feet and move her arms}. She’s a natural fish.

How old were you when you learned to swim? Have you ever taught anyone to swim?

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10 Responses to "My Future UT Swimmer – Try New Adventures"

Cool!!! I have to say, learning to swim is one of my favorite childhood memories. I love how she’s throwing up the horns in her photo. Too cute!

Wow! Go Julia!

The horns! =p That is awesome. Good for her!

That is so impressive! Madeline is on her third summer of swimming lessons and can just barely do “real swimming” on her own now at age 7. It seems every bit of progress in learning to swim is hard fought for her.

Erik is more of a natural, and will probably reach the level Madeline is at right now before the summer is out…but without lessons or guidance he tends to do things like jump in where he can’t reach, try and swim a little bit, and assume someone will rescue him in time. I think he would probably learn to swim without lessons, but I am hoping the lessons somehow teach him his limits or a greater degree of common sense in the water. 🙂

Hannah jumps off the side with this thought that someone {anyone} will catch her. But she can’t make it back up if we don’t. I’ve had to teach her to stay on the side until I can catch her. After a few times of swallowing water, she’s picked up on the idea. 😉

Awwww….wow! I was soooo much older than her when I finally learned how to swim. I hope that Squishy can learn in his early years. 😀

I really think it has everything to do with the fact that we live at the pool. We go at least 4 days a week {have gone swimming everyday this week so far}. Just being in water all the time has proven invaluable to her.

I’ve never taught anyone to swim. I’d like my girls to learn though. Wow, your daughter was fast!

Awww, your little girl is growin’ up! Go her! 🙂

Oh wow that is so awesome. I know you all are so proud of her!! What a big girl thing to accomplish!!

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