Sunday, August 31, 2014

A Huge Advancement: Christian Jumps in Pool

So Christian has been in swimming lessons for over two years now.  And while he does great in the pool during lessons, he really struggles with independence when we go to another pool. He wants to be independent, but when he starts to sink under the water, he doesn't know what to do (which is surprising).   

Until today.

We were at a swimming party, and Jonathan had to work.   So I was trying to keep an eye on both kids, also knowing that there were numerous parents around the pool keeping an eye on things.  It suddenly caught my attention that Christian had jumped off a high wall and into the pool ... and he popped right up and swam to the side.

WHAT??  Christian????

I asked him to do it again so I could capture it on camera.   After that, he jumped over and over and over again.   Sometimes popping up from the water and floating on his back, sometimes swimming on his stomach.   

He must have simply been inspired by the other children jumping.  He never announced to me that he was going to do it.   He never said, "Mommy, look what I did!"    He was just in his own happy world.

I am so, so, so proud of our lil' swimmer!   This advancement is HUGE!

Enjoy this cute video!

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