Nate is our third and final kiddo going through ISR swimming with Miss Kayte. We tried making it happen in the Spring, but between Kayte's schedule and ours we just couldn't do it. So, summer it is. Which is kind of a bummer because it is four nights a week in Escondido in the evening. The drive is minimum 30 minutes,but usually more like 40...one way. So yes, it is a pain. And we are giving up a lot of summer nights - and that stings. But, I believe so strongly in this method and making sure the kids are safe in their swimming skills. And even though the drive is a pain and I am grieving the loss of summer nights, it is so rewarding watching him learn how to swim. It is simply amazing how fast he has come so quickly. I look forward to watching him every night because it is just unbelievable the transformation.
Here are a few clips documenting the last 2 weeks (7 classes)
The second week was a little tougher than the first. There was more crying and resistance the first couple of days of the second week. On the third day I had to leave because she was teaching him to float and he kept crying for me. BUT, we ended the week with a bang! Something clicked for him adn he knew it. There were actually smiles instead of the pained look on his face. He was so proud of himself as he did the swim, float, swim. Of course there is still a lot of work to be done...4-6 weeks of it. But, tonight the little guy crushed it!
Is that a smile I see???
This kid. He is so fun to watch. He, verbally tells Miss Kayte he doesn't want to do something and looks super worried most of the time. But, he always does what she asks. Tonight she said he was one of her hardest workers. Which sounds right on cue for Nate. I am so insanely proud of him and very excited to have our third swimmer this summer!!!