It’s summer in Florida and that means swimming almost every day! Last week we had a full day of sun in between the day-night rainy days we’ve been having. I’ll admit the water was still freezing and I barely stuck my feet in while my husband was the brave one to be in the water with Kendall.
A few weeks ago I talked about how 2013 was going to be THE YEAR for Kendall. She will be a swimmer by the end of the year, I just know it. And with the help of SwimWays, my husband and I (and the encouragement from her sister) have high hopes of that.
As I said, SwimWays is helping us this year and with the box of goodies we received a few weeks ago we’re in great shape. Because Kendall hasn’t quite learned how to swim the non-swimming months have set us back some. Last year it looked like she’d swim by the end of the year but that didn’t happen. This year we’re off to a great start with the help of the Step 2 swim vest.
After a minute of wading around on the stairs, Kendall got some confidence and wanted to swim with Daddy. She was honestly unsure of the vest for a while because it’s new, it’s very buoyant (something she’s not use to) and didn’t trust in it to keep her up.
The vest is more like a jacket that zips down the front and there is a strap that goes between their legs. The vest was a bit loose on Kendall so I’m not sure if she was too small for it but it seemed to do it’s job.
Of course with Daddy’s help she start to kick and paddle around and have fun! While it was 95° outside our pool-time fun was short lived because for some reason the water was still ice cold. This will not be our last trip to the pool this spring/summer believe me. I can’t wait to update on Kendall’s swim progress and by the end of the year I can update that I officially have two little fish in the family.
With 3 different SwimWays Steps they are there to help teach your children the best way to learn how to swim according to their age and swimming capabilities.
- Step 1 – First Time In The Pool. This is for babies around 9-24 months. Before they can learn to swim, babies need to first feel comfortable in the water. Our Swim Step 1 products are designed to help baby (and parents!) relax and enjoy the water introduction experience.
- Step 2 – Water Exploration. Toddlers 2-4 years old. Swim Step 2 products are designed to provide just the right amount of support and comfort to your budding little swimmer as they learn to balance and paddle, important pre-swimming skills
- Step 3 – Swim Training. Between 2-9 years old. As kids get older, they’re ready to begin truly learning to swim. They’ve mastered water balancing and paddling and they may already have some other
Saturday, May 18, 2013 is National Learn to Swim Day! And it’s the perfect opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of teaching children to swim. With summer right around the corner, learning this invaluable life skill is even more essential – for fun as well as for safety. Learn more about how to participate in National Learn to Swim Day.
Disclosure: As a part of the SwimWays Swim Team I will receive products to try at no cost to myself. No other compensation will be provided. I am not required to write positive reviews or positive statements about the brand. All statements, unless otherwise noted, are my own.