Y’all, it’s time to say good-bye to summer. It’s hung on for quite a while here in Kansas, and before I have a special autumn post on Monday, I thought I’d share something else.
Mom was a lifeguard and swimming instructor in her teens, and she’s an excellent swimmer. This is her third year giving swim lessons to Nathan and Melanie’s kids. Every week, she dedicated swimming lesson time with each child, working on their skills. She has a plan on what to teach them based on their level, and it’s exciting to see the progress over summer.
Then, last month, the kids did a Show and Tell for some of the family.
“How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God!
therefore the children of men put their trust
under the shadow of thy wings.”
13 thoughts on “Saying Good-Bye to Summer”
What a fun summer activity.
Oh yes. We all enjoyed it and looked forward to the lesson time. I loved seeing how the children listened, watched, and applied themselves. They even practiced when they were at the pool and it wasn’t lesson time.
Beautiful! Where did ya’ll buy the modest swim wears?!
I wear an exercise skirt with built in leggings. Abby does too. I think Melanie has found the younger girls’ swimming tops/skirts at Target.
I’m curious how young she begins!
Andrew was three the first year we had lessons, but it was just this year that he really began to make progress.
How precious to see grandparents actively engaging in their grandchildren’s lives! Do the Christopher Maxwell children swim too?
Christopher and Anna Marie started going to our neighbor’s pool this year twice a week with their children to get them used to the water in preparation for lessons.
I recommend checking out Lands End for modest swimwear. They have the leggings with the skirt in a swim material. They also have swim rash guards.
That’s wonderful, Terri, that you are able to use your talents this way!!!! What a blessing you are to your family!!
God Bless you all!!!
Happy when the Lord can use skills He has enabled me to learn to teach/help others and even more so when they are my own grandchildren.
Such a good thing to pass on to the next generation. Many lives can be saved through the skills of swimming, control in the water and ability to float. Not just ones own, but others.
You are so right!
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