That said, since the previous two years of swim lessons were a bit intense, we decided to do more fun swim lessons this year for just Samuel (Levi was still opposed), so that he could learn different strokes and whatnot (he just goes off of instinct now). So we enrolled him in lessons from the City of Arlington.
FAIL! That was such a big, fat waste of everyone's time. The website said that for the class that we chose, the children should already know how to swim. Great, he does. Well, the teacher didn't let him swim by himself at all. She would teach them the strokes as they sat down, and then let them "swim" using the strokes as she held them up. WTH! They didn't learn anything. Samuel actually regressed in his swimming skills while he was taking these lessons. When he would show us what he was learning, he would actually start sinking.
|Samuel would get so bored that when he was supposed to be holding onto the edge, he'd sink and swim a little while the teacher had her back turned.|
|I started letting Levi get in the pools, too, even though it was against the rules. He was SOOO hot and bored.|
|They had the kids jump off of the diving board on the last two days, and the teachers would catch them and bring them to the side. I told them to let Samuel do it all by himself, and they were reluctantly amazed.|
If I seem like I'm overreacting, which I
NEVER have a tendency to do, it's because the heat amplifies my rage. Texas is hot, y'all.