Just Keep Swimming
Let’s just state the obvious here and talk about how I’ve missed a few blog posts recently. I promise you that I am still here eating healthy foods, making time for workouts and rising happy boys. We have recently moved and this past summer was taken over with new home selections and packing up our old house. But one thing that my family made time for among this hectic phase was our weekly swim lessons on Saturday mornings at Goldfish Swim School.
The reason that I am kicking it back into blogging gear with this topic for a blog post is because our days at the previous location are done but we are looking forward to starting at the new location closer to our new home.
Before “swimming” took place, the staff at Goldfish Swim School made my boys feel comfortable and at ease. They were quite nervous and scared about the experience at first but grew to connect and bond with their instructors.
A fun feature of Gold Fish Swim School is that they have a prize of the week. This is Bubbles the fish. We have quite a few of these bath toys that my boys just love as we use them all the time. (Balloons and cookies also make the rotation of prizes and they are enjoyed just as much).
You know what else I enjoy? Sipping on my latte while I watch my boys in the water. Honestly, this Saturday morning family activity time is one of the most relaxing parts of my week. (I also enjoy motivation quotes, handwritten by my husband on my coffee cup. This is why I married him, folks).
So much support and patience is provided by the instructors. Even with my little guy who likes to push the limits and insist on playing with the Nemo fish he spotted out of the corner of his eye when he should be learning his next swim move.
My older son still to this day does not enjoy going underwater. We are working on this. He is one of the only people that I know that can complete a full swim lesson and get out of the water with dry hair. (Imagine a giraffe stretching its neck while trying to swim). He is so cute, but we seriously need to focus on getting him comfortable with going under water. Here he is in a rare situation: fully submerged.
I can’t speak highly enough of this activity that my boys participate in. I teach them about keeping their hearts healthy by staying active, but more than that, they are making friends and building confidence by feeling accomplished about themselves (especially when they receive special ribbons).
I loved the previous location and I am looking forward to experiencing the new one. So many changes have been happening in our life related to this move: New neighborhood, new school, new friends, new grocery stores, new Goldfish Swim School. It’s just as exciting as it is nervous. I channel Dory as I remind myself to “just keep swimming.”
Did I mention that free coffee is provided for Member Appreciation week?! Sign me up!
Thank you Goldfish Swim School for sponsoring this post!