We signed you up weeks ago for a swim class offered through the City. We’ve taken you swimming a few times and you seem to really enjoy it, so I’ve been really looking forward to the start of the class. Although I didn’t expect you to learn to swim at this young age, I did anticipate that we’d get to do fun activities with you in the water, that you’d have interactions with other kids, and that you’d become even more comfortable in the water.
Well today’s class was a bit of a disappointment, but we still had a good time. The class is for kids between the ages of six months and two years, so there’s obviously quite a range there. You are by far the youngest, and it’s clear the instructors don’t know quite what to do with you. They would provide instructions like, ‘blow bubbles’ or ‘dive for the ring’, to which we just held you and looked at them. They’d swim up to each group of parents and kids, and inquire how it’s going. When they got to us they’d comment on how cute you are and how it looks like you’re having fun, then they’d leave. Super helpful. Apparently I’m paying for this class so the instructors can tell me the obvious. Over and over and over. Every time they gave a different instruction and swam up to see how it was going, they’d make the same comments, “She is sure cute. Looks like she’s still having fun.” It’s going to be interesting to see if this is how all of the classes go. Today’s class was at a different pool then the one we’re normally scheduled for, so I’m hopeful these instructors stay with the pool, and that we’ll get new instructors when we switch to the new pool next week.