The boys had their last swim lesson of the summer this week. At the beginning of their lessons six weeks ago, they were both completely helpless in the water: couldn't swim, couldn't float, and didn't even like to be in the water. Ben actually yelled at his instructor for the entirety of his first four lessons (not a proud mommy moment). He complained about not wanting to go to swim lessons for the first few weeks, while Tommy couldn't wait for lessons.
At the end of twelve lessons, they are now very comfortable in the water. Ben stopped yelling at his instructor somewhere around the fifth lesson. Now they can jump in the deep end, float on their backs, and swim to the edge of the pool. Ben is pretty good at backstroke and Tommy is working on his freestyle stroke. I am so proud of them!