Posts Tagged ‘swimming’

Swimming 101 done

March 30, 2016

I graduated from swimming 101 tonight. I can float, paddle and kick on both my front. I can hold my breath underwater for 3 seconds, roll over without assistant. And my favourite exercise, dive bomb into the pool and get my way back to the side. Level 201, here I come!

Rafa at swimming 101

First splash of the year

May 3, 2015
the pool is open for summer

the pool is open for summer

but it was still pretty chilly this morning

but it was still pretty chilly this morning

Little by little we got in

Little by little we got in

and then this happened, which apparently is not a good idea in a shallow pool.  Such spoil sports my Mum and Papi.

and then this happened, which apparently is not a good idea in a shallow pool. Such spoil sports my Mum and Papi.

Officially guppies!

October 10, 2014
We've got our certificates and celebrated with dinner at Chipotle.

We’ve got our certificates and celebrated with dinner at Chipotle.

We’ve almost completed our intensive swim course

October 9, 2014
Tomorrow night is the last night of our intensive swim course.  We're getting good at rolling onto our backs and floating when our feet can't touch the floor.

Tomorrow night is the last night of our intensive swim course. We’re getting good at rolling onto our backs and floating when our feet can’t touch the bottom and we need a rest.  This week we’ve also been diving down to pick up rings off the bottom (in the shallow end).

But our favourite thing to do is fly down the slide, splash into the water and we have to find our way onto the mat.

But our favourite thing to do is fly down the slide, splash into the water and we have to find our way onto the mat (and that’s at the deep end!)

Then we all kick to propel the mat for a lap around the pool.

Then we all kick to propel the mat for a lap around the pool.

Pride

March 18, 2012

Mum and Papi were so proud of me completing my swim classes today.

I was pretty chuffed with myself too.

I was swimming at Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center.

By Ana.

New PB in the pool

July 31, 2010

I broke my previous ball in the bucket record at swimming this morning and dunked 9 balls!

first ball of the day was green

scooping up a yellow ball

about to dunk a blue ball into the bucket

other swimming photos here.

Just like a duck in water

June 26, 2010

I had so much fun at my first swimming lesson this morning.  We sang and splashed.  Kicked and dived.  I swam all the way from the teacher to Papi, and I even swam under water.  I’m so tired now I think I need a nap.

The class begins. We sing and splash about.

I had to kick with my legs.

Ready for my big dive off the side of the pool.

My long distance swim from the teacher to Papi