Coco started her swimming lessons at the Rye YMCA a couple of weeks ago. We are lucky in that she really seems to enjoy the water. It will probably be a few years until she can swim on her own, but it is good to get babies accustomed to the water while they are young. They have us practice getting her head dunked under the water. We were afraid to do it at first, but Coco seemed ok with it. Class has been great fun and it has been terrific meeting babies Coco's age in Rye.
Fortunately the pool is heated!
All the parents stand around in a circle and the instructor throws the ball in the middle. The parents bring the babies toward the ball. This is the one exercise Coco is not too fond of. I think she freaks out being in the crowd of babies for some reason.
Coco getting dunked! The instructor recommends that we count 1,2,3...blow in thier face lightly, and then go under together. Blowing in their faces makes them hold thier breath.
Coco loves watching us blow bubbles in the water.
Not sure who is having more fun...Daddy or Coco!