Jun
29
2018
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Day 180

Little Fishy

Today The Little Mister took part in a sponsored swim at school. I love the fact that every single pupil was encouraged to take part. He did brilliantly and managed to complete 18 widths. I am such a proud Mummy!

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Nov
23
2017
0

A year in pictures – Day 325

Little fishyMy Little Miss is definitely a little fishy!

She collected another swimming badge today. Mummy had better get sewing them onto the towel again!

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Sep
23
2017
0

A year in pictures – Day 262

19 September 2017My Little Miss started her swimming lessons on her own, without a parent present.

She did brilliantly. Swam like a little fishy and got her next badge and certificate.

She certainly looks proud of herself.

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Sep
15
2017
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A year in pictures – Day 256

Change of plans

Today The Little Mister started back at swimming lessons.

He was all ready at the poolside with his new group waiting to go in when one of the swimming pool attendants appeared with an extra large fishing net and started swishing about… not long after that a Code Brown was declared and everyone had to get out. Typical!

So, we had a quick trip to the park with the cousins instead of swimming lessons.

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Sep
10
2017
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A year in pictures – Day 242

A pool to ourself

Our next stop in our holiday destination is a lovely little cottage in the grounds of a stately home between Dorchester and Yeovil. Greeted by the lady of the house and her three rather lovely dogs the kids are delighted that there is a walled swimming pool

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Dec
30
2016
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2016 Project366 (Day 365)

Little FishiesOur children swim like fishes these days.

We took them to the local swimming pool and they were happily bobbing about in the children’s pool so we went to the big pool. The Little Miss happily wades in and doggy paddles her way across the edge of the pool.

The swimming lessons are definitely paying off

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Nov
16
2016
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2016 Project366 (Day 320)

Little Fishy

The Little Mister goes to swimming lessons on a Tuesday and out lovely childminder takes him.

When he started the pre-school classes he had a complete meltdown for a while and there were about 6 weeks where he just sat by the side of the pool and cried. Since then he has barely stopped swimming under water and he is becoming a proper little fish.

He was very proud of his badge and certificate and wanted to show it off to Daddy.

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Mar
18
2016
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2016 Project366 (Day 78)

Happy DucklingToday The Little Mister received his first badge at his swimming class. It was his Grade 1 of the ASA Duckling Award Scheme and I am really proud of him.

Getting him to this point feels like a huge achievement. In January he changed swimming lessons from going to parent and child classes to pre-school classes which meant he had to go in without a parent. Despite loving swimming and being confident in the water he is not good with change and therefore we had about 5 weeks of him having a massive meltdown every time we took him for his lesson.

During these weeks we literally had to force him into the pool and The Mister and I would stand either in the cafe or on poolside watching him get really upset. I also had to listen to one woman in the cafe talk to her friend about what a bad parent I am. That was pretty upsetting, especially when I knew he could do it and enjoy it.

So right now I am delighted and obscenely proud of this small achievement. Rather typically though he would protest to the last and he really didn’t want me to take a photo of him. I tried to persuade him to pose nicely with the certificate but Mister Awkward kicked off. That’s my boy!

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Mar
13
2015
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2015 Project365 (Day 72)

Boo!Ever since he was little we have been taking The Little Mister swimming. He is really enjoying it now and I feel much more confident that he is more capable in the water.

We also take The Little Miss and she is a complete water baby. She is by far the smallest baby in the class and she just likes laying back and kicking her legs. Very sweet.

The Little Mister loves climbing in the lockers before getting changed. I am worried one day I will lose him!

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Nov
16
2014
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2014 Project365 (Day 320)

First swimThis morning we took the children swimming and it was the first time that The Little Miss has been in the pool. She absolutely loves bathtime and seems at her most relaxed when she is in water.

The pool wasn’t too warm but she didn’t cry at all, not even when The Little Mister splashed her in the face.

She is a baby of many swimming costumes though – the sizings seem all out though! This seemed to be the smallest one we had but it said it was for 12 months! She isn’t that big but she filled the swimsuit nicely!

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