It has been a while since I did a swimming update for Sebastian.
Back in September he moved up a level with his toddler swimming group with Turtle Tots and now swims without me helping him.
I fully expected another bout of the water wobbles but he has taken to it like a duck to water. No grumbles that I am not in the pool and he adores his new teacher!
He swims with his friend Laila who has attended swimming lessons with him since they were both three months old and they have a lovely bond – encouraging each other to swim and splashing each other if they get a chance.
At the start of his lessons in September, Sebby was reliant on his new tropical fish marble Swimfin, which he said made him look like Nemo, to keep him afloat, but as the lessons have progressed he is using it less and less. In fact, he now swims around 3 metres without it, back to the safety of the side.
A couple of weeks ago we went on a short break to Lyme Regis and the holiday cottage we stayed in had a swimming pool for us to enjoy.
We had the pool to ourselves and the confidence in Sebby as a little swimmer was amazing. He wore his swimfin but was leaping into the water without a care in the world, riding on Daddys’ back and chasing some swimfin funky floaties that we had been sent to test.
The Funky Floaties are made of soft stretchy neoprene fabric and are UV and water-resistant. They are great for pool play as they encourage your child to put their face in the water, splash and retrieve the animals.
We were also sent some Dinky Divers for Isaac and Eliza which are a set of 4 bright and distinctive dive sticks: a shark, hippo, seal and seahorse. Dinky Divers are made of friendly PVC material and are fun and colourful and each sinks to the bottom of the pool and remain standing upright which helps children to build confidence underwater as well as aiding in learning to dive and retrieving objects.
The Funky Floaties and Dinky Divers come in a draw-string mesh bag which allows for easy transport to and from the pool.
The kids adore all the toys and we had so much fun playing with them that we were in the pool for over 2 hours – they would have stayed in longer too.
I love that my kids are all confident swimmers and am glad that I have invested in swimming lessons for them all……….it has paid off too as Isaac has swimming trials for our local swimming club this month too!