Sunday, July 13, 2008

Swimming Skills

As most of you know from the Hemorrhoid Chronicles, I come from a swimming background.  Hemmy was very good.  He represented Canada in the 2004 Athens Olympics (I try to slip that into conversation wherever possible) :).  So you can imagine that I want swimming to be a part of my kids life.  Up until this summer, swimming has been recreational for the kids, with the odd swim tip thrown in for good measure.  

Today The Dude made major headway.  He swam the width of the pool, in the deep end, without assistance (floaties etc.).  It was a great first step in becoming a safe swimmer and we whooped and hollered his accomplishment.  His next goal?  Walking on water...


HP is in the "putting your face in the water" phase.  She flat-out ignores any suggestions I give her, and would rather float around the pool on a lounge mat.  This is her feeble attempt at putting her face in the water (even though she has done it numerous times before).  Such a little stinker...

2 comments:

Chatty & Brina said...

I don't even know what to say. I miss them so much! Hopefully they can come down to the Caymans and show everyone how good they are with water! BTW, I think that your parents should make the trip themselves. Can you imagine? What a wonderful vacation that would be.

Chatty & Brina said...

And if that wasn't clear enough...DIANNA AND SPENCER, COME TO THE CAYMANS WITH US!!!! YOU'RE OFFICIALLY INVITED!!!!