As a parent, I had a great time teaching our older two kids how to swim during the summer. I used to be a swimming instructor in high school, so it was extra special for me to teach them and see them swim on their own for the first time.
This summer our two oldest are quite comfortable in the water. And most of the time I’m watching from the side of the pool rather swimming with them in the water. And, honestly, I’ve enjoyed the change of pace. Nothing makes it feel more like summer than relaxing while your kids entertain themselves in the water whether it be a pool, lake or ocean.
Our youngest is eager to swim on her own, so I’m sure my break will be short lived.