My kids LOVE to swim! I never really cared for the water all that much and did everything I could to get out of swim lessons when I was a kid. So, it was important to me that the children feel comfortable in the water and learn to swim.
We tried the community education swim classes, but found that the kids were more afraid of water after completing the course than before they began. So, I asked around and discovered FOSS Swim School. At first, I refused to bring the kids there because of the price (about $15 for a 30 minute lesson) and tried the community education route once more - out of mere frugality. Again, I was hugely disappointed and figured I would give FOSS a try.
WOW! What a difference. The children loved it! The main draws are heated water in the pool (about 91 degrees!), small class sizes, and teachers who really enjoy what they're doing. We usually do a swim camp or two in the summer where the kids have lessons Monday through Thursday for 2 weeks straight. They make great progress and have a lot of fun. I noticed that they were doing a one week swim camp and decided it would be a good activity for our week of Christmas break.
So, what are the little ones doing when all this swimming is happening?
About 12:15, 6 hungry kids head out to eat some lunch. It was a great week, but I'm glad that we don't have to do it again until summer!
Gospel for the Mass: 9/17/17- Matthew 18:21-35
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