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I have booked swimming lessons for Kenidee today! She did level one about 2 years ago and is still nervous in water and can't swim yet so I went to the leisure centre today and I got her in the next course starting on Tuesday :ellie: It was cheaper than I thought too... £26 for 6 weeks (till half term) then I will book her on the next lot at the end :ellie:
As she is also overweight I am going to get her in the FitClub they run for 5-11 year olds and the centre is a specialised tennis centre so she wants to do tennis lessons too! These two will cost less than £10 a week and it will help Kenidee get fit, lose weight and feel much better in herself (she gets upset she can't wear the clothes she wants!)
I am so pleased I went in there... Kenidee is going to benefit so much from these!
dora the ex...
aww thats great i put my daughter on the list near us when she was 3 she is 7 now and still hasnt come to her turn yet :no: she starts with school though when they go back next week... :ellie:
I was shocked I got in too! I was prepared to just put her on the waiting list (thats why she has a 2 year gap... the waiting list in Germany then moving back to UK and not getting round to it) I am so pleased tho... need to buy her a new swimming costume tomorrow, but Mum said she will get it bless her :ellie:
dora the ex...
aww thats great your mum sounds great :ellie: im sure she will like it ...
Thats great!! I think its REALLY important that children learn to swim, whatever age they are.
I didn't learn to swim properly until i was 11 and i'm still not very good and i'm not confident in the water and don't go anywhere near the sea. I feel like i missed out as a kid when we went on holiday etc as i never went in the pool and played with the other kids because i was too scared of being pushed in or dunked :(
I will be making sure Lucy learns to swim asap. I did start taking her swimming last year but stopped when the weather turned cold, but i'm planning on taking her back again after the Easter break because she enjoyed it so much on holiday. She has no fear of the water and i'm hoping to keep it that way.
I'm sure Kenidee will really enjoy herself and it will benefit her so much in the years to come! :ellie:
That's brilliant JT :clap:
It is important for children to learn to swim, for all sorts of reasons, like Mrs D says - playing, safety and confidence, plus being OK in the water as adults.
Which reminds me, must take DD to the toddler pool at the gym! :doh:
I know, I learnt at 5 with my school and really want her to be confident in water as she is still nervous now!
She couldn't go as a toddler or baby as she had excema and it made it worse, but when it cleared up when she was about 5/6 she started going and was petrified. The army camp ran swimming lessons and the 2 guys that did it were absolutely brilliant with her, the lessons were the best 150euros I ever spent as she was no longer scared of the water, she still can't swim but she isn't scared and can put her face in the water (when she first did it I nearly cried I was so proud of her!)
I feel bad that I don't take her swimming but I am paraniod about the scars on my legs so won't go, her dad used to be the one to take her. I think I might have to get over this soon and start taking her more often.
Aww thats fab JT, I am sure Kenidee will love it!!!! I was saying to my DH before that he needs to learn to swim as I really want him to be able to take Eliza and the new baby swimming with me!!
Hope she loves it :) :)
That's great JT :ellie: I have DD's name down for lessons but it could take up to a year for her to get a place. I'd really like her to be able to swim - she's 7 and still isn't that confident in water though she does try to swim. She just hates getting water on her face :roll: I haven't been able to take for much in the last couple of years because of having Ryan - the policy at our local pools is 1 adult per child under 4 and 1 adult per child 4-8 so I need another adult to go with me if I want to take both kids. DH works 7 days a week so I need to rely on my Mum coming with me.
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