Thursday, March 11, 2010

Jane's Float 4 Life Swim Test

Jane has just finished her first Float 4 Life session and had her first swim test today. This swim class is to help her learn how to survive if she falls into a pool and no one is around to help her immediately. She has learned how to come up from the water by kicking off the bottom of the pool, kick her way up onto her back and float. Then she can kick until she reaches the edge of the pool and turn over and climb out of the pool. She is still a little nervous so we are going to do another session of lessons, but she is doing so well! Eventually she will be able to blow bubbles as she kicks face down, turn over to her back to float and breath, etc.
So, this video is of her test. She needed to wear her shoes, clothes and regular diaper to simulate a true scenario. Her diaper was HEAVY when she got out, so I am so proud of her being able to float even with so much weight strapped to her waist. She was a bit scared and cried while doing it because it was such a different experience, however, she did it again later after I turned off the camera without crying and came out of the pool feeling giddy and proud of herself! She kept calling herself a big girl and was saying that everything around her was new, ie, "These are new shoes, that is new mommy, new Lucy", etc. So cute! We are proud of our little fish.


Luke and Bridget said...

She's a better swimmer than I am!! Go Jane!!

Barlow Fam said...

Way to go Jane, I don't know if it is the mom in me or not or just that I am a scardy cat, or just a BIG baby but it made me cry to see her actually do that, I want to have cam do that to but I don't know where they do it around here, I will have to check into it. That is just amazing

Momma Drama said...

I totally cried her first class, so did Scott! I am so grateful that she is learning how to save herself if anything ever happens though! I think all the moms cry during the class. I was a little teary during the video, but tried to keep calm for the commentary!
Jane does her class at the YMCA.

Kim Beckstead Cooper said...

That is outstanding!! When I fall into the pool all I can do it scream and try to come up for air :) Seriously though, I wish we had something like that around here...maybe we do and I just need to look for it!

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