BLACKJACK LAND & CATTLE COMPANY: SWIMMING LESSONS

Thursday, July 17, 2008

SWIMMING LESSONS

Savannah is taking swimming lessons and she couldn't be happier. For those of you that don't know that is my biggest fear her drowning. Why I do not know, I grew up on the lake and swimming from birth. I know it makes no since at all! I will and have put her on a horse since the day she was born! In the past we really haven't done much swimming, so I had just taught her a few things, not very well. This summer we found a girl that she really bonded with and she started taking lessons yesterday. Her next lesson is tomorrow. Kelly is great with her and already had her going under water and going into the deep end. After her lesson I got in the pool with her and we swam for awhile. Kelly is the daughter of my good friend that was hurt when the horse reared up with her. Savannah loves Ms. Kelly, so I say a big THANK YOU to Kelly!! Here are a few pictures from her first lesson.


Teaching her to use her feet! By the end of the lesson she had her swimming underneath the water to her! She is still holding her nose. We have been working on blowing bubbles in the bathtub!!
BTW-Update on her mom-she is doing well. Walking with crutches-has been in therapy and doing great. She is going to have surgery in a couple of months for a bone spur that is forming. When I talked with her yesterday she was saying she has some slight pain, but not much. They think after they shave off the bone spur that help with the pain. Thanks again for all your prayers.

8 comments:

Mrs Mom said...

Go Savannah! I have to agree- drowning is a HUGE fear. HUGE. I can swim, and do so every night (now that I am mostly convinced we dont have a gator in the lake,) and my boys do too. In their swimmy vests. Even with those on, it still scares the tar out of me when one of them ducks under the water....

Glad she is learning to swim though!! And in such a pretty pOOL! LOL No gators in there ;)

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

My kids used to love swimming lessons! What a great thing to take part in!

Love the pictures of your play day at church. It's so great that they do things like that. We don't do anything fun at our church.

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Jillian, Inc. said...

I just loved reading this. You probably saw my post last week about swimming. I have taught probably hundreds of children to swim and it's one of my most treasured memories of my teen years. I hope Savannah continues to love swimming. She's off to a great start!

Nonna said...

Good for Savannah! Swimming was always so much fun when I was a kid. I made sure both my kids learned to swim. She will love it I'm sure. I'm glad your friend is doing much better! Have a blessed week!

Midlife Mom said...

Learning to swim well is a great skill to have and Savannah will use it her whole life. I'm with you, I have a great fear of one of my grand kids drowning in their new pool. I just have to ask the Lord to watch over them and to give me peace. They both are swimming really well and I am so pleased. So glad Kelly's Mom is coming along so well! Thanks for the update!!!
Have a wonderful weekend my friend!! xoxo

Pony Girl said...

It's so important....I am glad you are doing it for Savannah. I am not a strong swimmer and I regret it, and I will be sure to take adult lessons (how embarrassing!) before I have my own children!
Glad to hear your friend is making progress!

RanchGirl said...

Fun,fun! I can't swim...growing up in the desert, a kid doesn't get much of a chance to learn how. Thank goodness my hubby can swim like a fish though!

Momma / Cowgirl said...

As you can tell, I am doing major catch up on my reading. I am going way back....

This was my biggest fear too with all my kids. my daughter at age 18 months fell into a friends pool, husb and I and more people were there so she was not in the water for more than 1 or 2 seconds, but that was enough to stop my heart. I immediately got her into swim lessons. All her older brothers already knew how to swim.

This is good for Savannah, even if she does not do it well, the important thing is to know how to get out of a pool if you fall in.

*smiles*