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Perseverance in Pursuit of Swim Skills Pays Off Big!

Happy New Year!  Put strong swim skills at the top of your resolution list.  Check out this awesome success story from one of our parents who did just that.

“When we first started at Love to Swim and Tumble School in November of 2014, Brody was a year and a half and he was in a Baby and Me swim class.  He was hesitant at first, but he ended up loving the class! Every week he looked forward to swimming and he was doing great.  Then all of a sudden he stopped wanting to do anything in class. Even though he would cry sometimes, we stayed in lessons.  He was doing awesome with his skills and soon he rang the bell.  He moved up to Baby and Me 2 in April of 2015.

Brody was almost two when we moved up to Baby and Me 2.  Once we were in Baby and Me 2 he refused to go underwater, and would cling onto me or the coach. He didn’t want to go on the slide, which used to be his favorite thing. I thought about pulling him out of classes because he didn’t want to be there. I talked to his coach and some of the other staff members and they convinced me to keep him in.  “Persevere,” they said, “you won’t regret it.”  I kept him in the class, but things just kept getting worse. Brody was a little over two and a half. I talked to the coach again about taking him out, and she suggested a 3 year old class because the issue might be me in the water, so I decided to try it out.

When he was in the 3 year old class, he was having trouble with putting his face in the water. I was persistent and he slowly started to enjoy coming to swim class. In February, he rang the bell for preschool 1 and in April he rang for Preschool 2. By this time he loved coming to swim with Coach Jackie! He was doing great in class! He moved out of the 3 year old class and into a regular Preschool level class. He had a hard time with his kicks in Preschool 3, but we practiced every time we were in the water! Now, Brody’s favorite thing to do was go swimming.

In September he rang the bell for Preschool 3! I was so excited to see him grow and learn so much in a year. On December 15, 2016 he rang the bell for Preschool 4 and is now is in Preschool 5! If anyone would’ve told me a year ago that he would be where he is now, I would’ve said they were crazy. Brody is three years old in a Preschool 5 class and loves swimming!  I’m so glad I persevered and kept his swimming consistent.” – S. Blose

We are so proud of this mom for understanding the importance of swim lessons. Way to go!  She knew she couldn’t give up, especially for her son.  In Texas, males account for 80% of drowning victims and she didn’t want her child to be a part of this statistic.  This mommy knew she had to try different options to best suit her child, even if that meant getting out of the water with him.  Through perseverance and determination, she was able to watch her child go from comfort, to safety, to confidence, to love.

January 2, 2017 at 4:39 pm Leave a comment

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