Tuesday, June 14, 2011
SUMMER SWIM TEAM
Years ago, when my oldest was 5, we lived in an awesome neighborhood filled with friends and fun! Those friends joined in on ritual known as "Summer Swim Team". They all grew up with this ritual but I thought the idea of getting up early for several Saturdays in the summer, sounded insane! Well, they finally talked me into giving it a try, and we have been one of those crazy swim team families ever since!!
There is no better way for your kids to learn how to swim than to be a part of a summer swim team. Last year, my 5 year old went from doggy paddling in the baby pool to diving in and doing freestyle and backstroke up and down the 50 meter pool. He was one of just a handful of five year old's that was allowed to use the slide and diving board, (you have to be able to swim a lap to do so) and it was great for his self-esteem.
Swim team is the one sport in which you are all together at the SAME EVENT at the SAME TIME. You are not playing tag from field to field to see your various kids in various games. We all sit together as a family, under our canopy and have a great time together enjoying each other and our swim team friends/family.
If you haven't given it a shot, please consider it, we are so glad that our friends talked us into it seven years ago!