I was alone in a secluded area and though the pool is not that big and its only 6-feet deep, I ran out of breath and panicked a bit. I managed to hold my head above the water and hoping to spot anyone- I need help; but I am aware that I am all alone. With all my might, I tried calming myself, assess my distance from the pool gutter and muster the strength to carefully navigate in that direction. Whew! I was so nervous, and my heart was pounding almost outside my chest. It is a very scary experience that I will never wish to happen again and that’s when I realize that learning how to swim properly should be a major consideration and there’s no ifs nor buts this time!
The first order of event is to create groups according to age and have an assigned instructor to handle each age group. Then the swim coaches facilitated warm-up exercises to physically acclimatize the muscles and the body for the swim which will eventually prevent cramping and muscle fatigue.
We were singing nursery rhymes while our babies were happily exploring the water using their innate motor skills. We also played games that helped our babies exercise mind and body coordination while enjoying being in the pool.
Such a great way to teach babies how to swim naturally in such a fun and engaging manner. Two thumbs up for this experience. Not even a single baby cried or felt uncomfortable in the pool. Kudos to mam Pepper-yehey!
|That's my boy Mac, enjoying his swimming lessons for his age group.|