Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
In our Jellyfish level, we continue building on the skills from the Sea Horse level. We are teaching our students to be able to float on their tummies in a good streamlined body position which will allow them to move through the water efficiently. This level provides the foundation for all additional skills needed to swim with proper technique. We are also working to master a crucial safety skill - the circle swim. This skill enables the child who falls into a pool to turn him/herself around, swim back to the side, and pull him/herself out of the pool. The primary skills the student needs to master to move to the next level include:
• Independent glide on tummy with face in for 8 to 10 feet in good body position
• With assistance, being able to swim on tummy, roll to back and return to tummy
• Unassisted circle swim (described above)
Our Octopus level builds on the skills that our students have learned in the Jellyfish level. In this level we are concentrating on developing a strong and efficient kick to enable students to propel themselves through the water. The primary skills the student needs to master to move to the next level include:
• Being able to push off from the step or wall and kick for 10 feet in good body position
• Being able to float on their back unassisted for a count of 10
• Being able to swim unassisted, then roll to their back, and then return to their tummy and continue swimming
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Molly loves them.
When it's time to dive down and get toys or rings off the bottom the teacher has to make sure Molly doesn't get ALL the toys. If they are walking over to a different part of the pool Molly will pop her head under every few feet because she can. When the teacher is busy with another kid Molly is swimming in circles under water.
My little fishie!
Monday, March 19, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Molly and N fell asleep on the futon a little after 6 pm and she slept a solid 13 hours. This was after passing out on the couch by 6:30 pm on Friday night and sleeping another solid 13 hours.
Lucky number 13.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
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