When Lucas was little, around Joshua’s age, I used to take him quite often to the pool. I then took him again early last winter several times. But then I got pregnant and didn’t feel like taking a toddler swimming, and then we had a newborn baby. So, it’s been a while since we’ve been to the pool.
We have just recently started going again. It’s great because the pool is just minutes from our house and there are so many great benefits to it: it’s fun for Lucas, teaches him how to swim/be comfortable in the water, and he get exercise. He loves it!
Today, my husband and I both went and we took both boys. This was Joshua’s first time in the pool!
He was getting a little tired, so I took him out early. Look at his little – or not so little- rolls. 🙂
Lucas did so great playing in the water, jumping into the pool, going under water and he loved just sitting on the stairs. When he goes with dad it’s more play, and when I take him I try to work on blowing bubblles and more swimming lesson type stuff.
I have thought about putting him in swimming lessons, but I feel like everything they do with them at this stage is stuff that I can do with him myself. It’s not cheap for lessons either! I could definitely not take both boys by myself though. That would not be possible, or safe.
I think it took more time and energy to get both boys dressed after swimming then it did to actually swim with them! Thankfully my hubby was there to help. Great family time.
Did you put your kids in swimming lessons?
Do you take them swimming often?