Monday, February 26, 2007

Swimming Lessons

I signed the kids up for swimming lessons and they started last week. The classes are at a local pool and are groups of 3 kids per instructor.

Sian and Rhiannon are in a group together with one other girl of similar age. It gives them great one to one attention and at only $8.40 / £3.40 a lesson it is really great value.

Gareths lesson is straight after the girls and is with a girl and boy that can swim unaided so he has a bit of catching up to do. We have bought him some goggles but he refuses to put his head under water because he hates the water going up his nose!

We are used to swimming classes in the UK being hard work, especially the showering and trying to get everyone dressed afterwards in the crowded changing rooms. Last week we were the only ones in the changing rooms and we were wondering where everyone else was?

Yet again the Australians have an easy answer... Kids were hopping out of their cars and running through the car park in their swimmers with towel in one hand and goggles in the other! After the lessons they just wrapped up in their towels and jumped back in the car to get dressed at home! Much easier!

I guess there are a lot of advantages to living in a country where the temperature is warm all year round!

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