Sunday, July 10, 2011

Swimming 2011 Month#7 Lesson#1

We went back to swimming class today! And I am very happy with Little DinoEgg. He did not throw temper, whine, complain, rude to Coach R etc etc. Well done!

I was afraid that he has forgotten how to swim so we went to the swimming complex early, reached there at 2.35pm and let the kids have some fun in the shallow pool. Little DinoEgg is so excited, he hit the pool immediately and was soon kicking away in the water happily. No sign of fear or hesitate.

When it was time for lesson, I reminded him on our "Swimming Class Rules";
1. No throwing temper at Coach R
2. No whining
3. No complaining
4. No stomping feet
5. If he feels upset, he has to calm down by "Breathing in through the nose and breathing out through the mouth".
6. If he feels anger, he can come out of the water to sit beside me while he calm down

If he breaks any of the above rule, it will be end of swimming class.

When doing the warm up laps, he went into the water holding on the top of the board without hesitate. However when its time to hold on the bottom of the board, he needs a little bit of encouragement n Coach R to pull him down, twice. After that he is ok.

Later on through the class, Coach R told him to do his bubble blowing, Little DinoEgg asked him how many times he has to do. Coach R says XX times, and he started bargaining with Coach. If it was last time, he will get mad, raises his voice to protest, cry then stomp his feet. Well, he did not do that this time!!!!! He simply laugh it off and agrees with Coach on the number!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!

I'm feeling all puffed up n proud with myself and Little DinoEgg. He has indeed improved in his behaviour, perhaps he has grown up a little bit thus he can remember things. Or perhaps the books that I read to him to help him deal with his emotions n anger helps too.

I'm so happy with Little DinoEgg today, besides doing the above he also manages to do the following (with a little help fm the back float) without any protest;
- did his free style right hand pulling with head turn sideway to breath in while holding on to the board.
- swim free style to Coach R w/o the board doing 4 pulls of the arms.

He was not confident in swimming free style holding on to the board and doing 4 pulls previously. Let's hope that next lesson he will do the same without the help from a small little back float.

Oh ya, he was clearly very happy to be back swimming coz he did his Chicken Dance which sends me n Catherine laughing so loudly n in an unglamorous manner. He also did this....

Clearly he is happy that he is back to the pool

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