...but still a Guppy. Dominic finished his 2-week swim lessons today. I think he did well for his first lesson on his own. He just has a few things to work on before advancing into the Seahorse class...like, not inhaling water! He's still a little shy going under the water to swim, but likes to bop in and out of it. Today was a "play day" in class and the instructors made a wave pool for them to swim across (or run!) as they forcefully diverted water using wakeboards. The kids love it. They played Sharks and Minnows, in which Dominic was one of the remaining "minnows" to survive; played a big circle of "motor boat"; and lastly, they got to go down the slide in the deeper water. Much to my surprise, Dominic managed to be the first to do this enthusiastically out of 2 classes attending. I was in such shock that he actually was going to go down it that I missed it!!! Apparently he went down with his instructor and I was too far away to realize it. I just saw him get out of the water (...and unfortunately headed off to get a band-aid from another instructor for a scratch on his elbow from rubbing against the slide on the way down.) He was done! He didn't want to do that again! I was proud of him for doing it anyway. I'm afraid the rest of the sessions are too full than he might have to take another Guppy class next summer. He'd be the oldest in the class, but perhaps by summer's end he'll be that Seahorse!
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