Living Arrows 2018 – 37/52

Last week was a big week of adjustment for our family.

Rhys made the move up to the Juniors and Nerys headed into Reception and full days at school.  They both coped really well and seemed to happily fall back into the school routine.  I think seeing their friends again after the summer holidays was a big factor in how happy they’ve been to go in each day!

Then this weekend we had another change, with Nerys starting proper swimming lessons.

Her photo for this week’s post was taken when we got home, as she was telling me all about how much she had enjoyed herself.

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We went swimming as a family quite a bit over the summer so I knew she would be fairly confident going in to her lesson but I was still so proud watching her.

She went straight in and wasn’t in the least bit bothered when I walked off to find a spot to watch her at the other end of the pool.

Her lessons are on at the same time as Rhys’ luckily so I could sit and watch both of them at the same time.  Seeing Nerys right at the start of her swimming journey made me realise quite how far Rhys has come since he started.  He’s doing so well now and I love seeing how bold he is when it comes to being in the water.

I kept looking over to watch Nerys yesterday, and laughing to myself as she kept taking deep breaths and putting her head under the water.  I think her teacher was a little surprised by it, the little ones in the beginners group tend to be a bit more nervous than that I think!

I really hope they both keep enjoying being in the water.

Living by the sea like we do it’s so important that they’re able to swim and it makes me so happy to watch them having so much fun splashing around.

Do your children enjoy their swimming lessons or are they quite nervous about being in the water?


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  1. 10/09/2018 / 10:46 am

    My little girl also started swimming lessons in the big pool all by herself this week. I was on edge but the teacher said she was fearless 🙂

    • This glorious life
      11/09/2018 / 10:02 pm

      I think us parents are often much more nervous than our children with these things aren’t we! So happy to hear that she got on well! x

  2. 10/09/2018 / 11:25 am

    My Little lady loves being in the water, she hasn’t started proper swimming lessons yet but it is something we’ll be considering soon. Lovely photo. #livingarrows xx

    • This glorious life
      10/09/2018 / 10:00 pm

      I think for quite a while just getting them happy and confident being in the water is enough isn’t it! x

  3. Anonymous
    10/09/2018 / 9:47 pm

    Daisy was always so nervous starting off in starfish but has done a complete turn around now she is in year 2! When we were away she was like a fish and would not come out of the pool and now she has been moved up to wave 3 ! I know children her age have got there and further quicker but I’m just so proud of her getting over her fear and enjoying it now. Molly is now in wave 1 and is enjoying her swimming lessons too! Is Nerys in the national pool? X

    • This glorious life
      10/09/2018 / 9:57 pm

      Nerys and Rhys are both with Poseidon who are absolutely brilliant. That’s amazing that Daisy has overcome her fear of the water, it does make you so proud doesn’t it! x

  4. 11/09/2018 / 8:27 pm

    When my son started, he was really nervous. Slowly though he gained confidence.

    So happy to hear Nerys is doing well in hers =)


    • This glorious life
      11/09/2018 / 9:55 pm

      I’m so relieved to be honest, it’s made me feel much better about her being in all day! x

  5. 14/09/2018 / 9:33 pm

    Oh it’s so lovely that she’s enjoying it from the start. Both A and T hated swimming lessons at first but a few years in they love them now x

  6. 15/09/2018 / 10:56 am

    It sounds like you have a couple of water babies, it’s fantastic that they both enjoy swimming so much. We usually just go swimming as a family and haven’t really considered lessons yet, I must look into it. #livingarrows

  7. 16/09/2018 / 1:48 pm

    That’s great that they are on at the same time. It’s somethinh we are struggling to find. Sounds like she did a great job, water confidence is so important. Xx

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