Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A New Swimmer Emerges

Let it be known throughout the land that we now have 3 certified swimmers. I don't know exactly what switch was flipped but for some unknown reason, Ainsley simply started swimming yesterday. In true Ainsley style, not only did she start swimming but she started swimming half the length of our pool. If this goes like any of her other achievements I am quite sure that she will be doing laps by the end of the week and will have mastered freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly by the end of the month. She will not tolerate being a beginning swimmer for long.

This new discovery apparently first took place with Mrs. Claudia during the day. I had a conference call in the morning and meeting at lunch and by the time I got home I had a swimmer. Now that is service. By late afternoon when I got into the pool with the kiddos she was swimming as though she had done it from birth. She simply sticks her head underwater and paddles around like a little turtle, stopping only every once in a while to stick that cute little head out of the water to take another gulp of air. Then she is off. Motoring around the pool again. She is so proud of herself. As you can see above, she celebrated with a Popsicle.

It was quite a purposeful day for her and a proud day for daddy.

1 comment:

Emmers said...

hurray for swimmers!