The Guppy

Posted on Sunday, November 24th, 2013 at 7:48 pm
Rose clutching the gold coin

Rose clutching the gold coin after swim class

The girls have been taking swimming lessons, including Rose who is with me in a Mommy and Me class. She graduated from Baby Swim 1 to Baby Swim 2 in about a month and a half, and just last week she graduated to a Guppy. I am very excited about this advancement because it means I no longer have to get in the water with her. I love swimming, but Mommy and Me is not about me swimming, its about her swimming. I just get to stand there and help her. Which I don’t mind, but I get cold and soggy without the benefits of actually swimming.

I was thrilled when the instructor gave her the coveted gold coin that means she has moved up. She can trade the gold coin for a prize and an achievement ribbon.

So this week we get to start Guppy level and see whether she continues to improve or if she freaks out that mom is not in the water. If she regresses due to me not being with her, I’ll have to go back in for a while until she becomes more comfortable with the instructor.

At this point she is able to swim underwater by kicking her legs for about 3-5 feet at a time. Sound pretty Guppy-esque to me!


Swimming sure does work up an appetite!!

 UPDATE: It did not go well.





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16 Responses to “The Guppy”

  1. Laura says:

    LOL love the update picture!! It made me think of Talia :)

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