Sebastian has been swimming with Turtle Tots since he was just 3 months old and now at the age of 3 years he has just started a Toddler Level 6 class.
Swimming with children is mostly fun, with the occasional few weeks of water wobbles thrown in for good measure which Sebby had at the beginning of the year. Thankfully he is well over that now and enjoys swimming more than ever.
Over the last month I have really noticed a change at our swimming lessons. Sebastian is happy to try anything in the water, including the Teddy Bear float that he previously disliked with a passion, has started blowing bubbles in the water as he swims and is using his hands to paddle as well as kick.
What is most impressive is that he now seems determined to swim by himself without any floatation aids and can get himself to the side of the pool from around 2.5 metres away.
Sebastian’s swimming teacher has started pushing the whole class a lot harder now that they are that bit older. I have to admit I was expecting a kick back from Sebastian but he is doing so well and come September will be swimming in a class without parents in the water.
We have also been swimming with Isaac and Eliza and Sebby was keen to have shorts like Isaac, but as he isn’t fully potty trained just yet, I was reluctant to move away from the neoprene nappies he wears. Thankfully Splashabout have the solution – the Happy Nappy Board Shorts which incorporate a full Happy Nappy for leak-free swimming.
The Happy Nappy Board Shorts will be perfect for our upcoming holiday too as they also have a UPF 50+ sun protection factor.
I cannot believe we only have a year left of Sebby swimming with Turtle Tots and they are fully confident that he will be able to independently swim 10m by the time he leaves next summer. At his current rate of progression I am sure he will manage that.
Do your children have swimming lessons?