Aidan is a water bug and usually can't get enough of the pool/ocean/lake when we go swimming. But, he did NOT enjoy his first swim lesson (atleast not ALL of it).
I think he may have been a bit overwhelmed and overstimulated with his new surroundings. Even though there were only 3 other kids in his class (one of whom is his good buddy), there were also 3 other classes going on at the same time.
And the pool is glassed in and parents sit around outside of the glass to watch their kiddos... it also didn't help that Aidan was kinda freaked out by his teacher. She was wonderful, sweet and kind, but she was a STRANGER! My little guy doesn't do so well with strangers. Especially ones who want to hold him in the water.
They gave him a little water toy to hold onto for the whole class. He really liked his and kept an iron grip on that little fish!
They practiced floating on their front and back, getting in and out of the water, blowing bubbles, kicking, being dunked under water, and "swimming" back and forth between Daddy and teacher.
I think that once Aidan attends a few more lessons, he'll feel much more comfortable being there. He enjoys spending time with Daddy so much! I also love that they have something special that they do together. I feel bad sometimes because I am lucky enough to do so many "fun" things with Aidan.Jason definitely misses out.
But, now, they have their own special time every weekend! I love my boys. :)