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Saturday, July 7, 2012
Six Word Saturday
''Lately Every Day Is Swim Day !''
Yep it's true,lately every day is swim day here and what a week it's been!
School swimming started this week.At Chipmunks school they do block swim lessons,so for two whole weeks the children go swimming every afternoon.
Chipmunk has never been swimming with the school before and I was quite nervous about him going.
I therefore volunteered myself as a parent helper and now every afternoon,after being at work all morning,I join Chipmunks year group to go swimming.
There are 70 children in the year group,this means it's quite noisy ~ slight understatement here!
And lots of days it's has been pouring with rain,so the children have had to scurry to and from the baths in horrible conditions.
It's been a real eye opener helping out at swimming but I have really enjoyed it.
It's great getting to know Chipmunks peers and good to see the dynamics of the school.
And the progression of the children is amazing!It brings a lump to my throat to see them beginning to relax more in the water and to believe that they are doing well.Now they are even smiling in the water,a big change from Monday afternoon when they looked slightly apprehensive and not that smiley.
As for Chipmunk I'm so proud of him!He's doing so well and trying incredibly hard.
He is going across the baths more strongly on his front,back stroke seems more problematic as he struggles to get into starting position and has a real struggle to get back up from back stroke position ( lovely to see his classmates helping him to get up and being so positive about how's he doing) and I'm beginning to see him even get his face wet!Today he had splashes of water on his cheeks,a very rare thing to see!
One more week to go,I wonder what that will bring!I can't wait to see!
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