During my second swimming lesson we repeated many of the games we played last time: bubble blowing, the motorboat, chop-chop, timber and we also played with toys. We also moved from one side of the pool to the other imitating the behavior of different animals in the water. For example, we roared while moving our tiger hands, then we blew bubbles with the hand on our heads like a shark fin. It was a little colder than last two times we went to the pool and I started shivering by the end of the session.
Today we went to a public session at the same pool where I take swimming lessons. The idea was to practice some of the things I learned a few days ago. Here I will focus on one game we play, where the parent puts the baby on the side of the pool and the baby jumps back into the pool. When daddy told me “Let’s play chop-chop, fall“, I promptly corrected him “chop-chop, timber“. The poor guy is getting old and he doesn’t remember things; luckily, I am there for him when he forgets important details. Below are some pictures showing us in action.
A few days ago, my parents registered me for a swimming class at the George Prout Pool and today was my first lesson. We got there a few minutes early to make sure we find the place. Daddy thought he would have to convince me to get into the pool, but he was so wrong! We started the lesson by blowing bubbles in the water – that was a lot of fun. At some point we went under and that was not a lot of fun. Anyway, we got back at blowing bubbles, which brought the fun back. Then we played the motorboat game (lyrics below), with all the kids floating on their bellies. We spent the last part of the lesson collecting toys from the bottom of the pool.
Motorboat, motorboat, go so slow
Motorboat, motorboat, go so fast
Motorboat, motorboat, step on the gas!