2015 – 2016 Winter Competitive Swimming Review

The Experience Adventurer Jr. wanted to do competitive swimming for a while and finally he was in high school to join the swim team. It’s a lot of hard work. He had dry-lands from 6 to 7 am before school twice per week, swim practices from 3 to 5:15 pm after school Mondays through Fridays, and 6 to 8 pm on Saturdays. During winter break, 6 to 8 am and 3 to 5 pm every Monday through Friday for swim … Continue reading >>

2016 Jan – Feb. Swim Lessons Review

The Experience We signed Adventurer Jr. III up for the Saturday class due to conflicts with soccer practices on Tuesdays. He did very well and graduated to the next level. Adventurer Jr. II did the same advanced class again as before. The Cost: $40 Saturday classes fee for Adventurer Jr. III was $40, which was a little cheaper than the twice per week classes Adventurer Jr. II class fee: $0. I went to a customer appreciation event. Part of it … Continue reading >>

2015 Swim Lesson Seven

Last night I went to the pool to practice. I did all the skills as previous. I’m more comfortable with water each time I go there. I utilized the steam sauna room for a longer time. The room seemed to be on and set as long as the center was open for I didn’t find any dial outside the door to set it. I had the room to myself the entire time. It’s a very nice experience. … Continue reading >>

2015 Fall Swim Lessons Review

The Experience Adventurer Jr. II took an advanced swimming class again with six other kids. Even though he had taken this highest level of swimming class many years, he should still do it for next session just to exercise. Adventurer Jr. III was in second level of swimming class. There were only two to four students in that class. That’s never happened before. They had plenty of practices. Adventurer Jr. III was able to do back float for 15 seconds … Continue reading >>

2015 Swim Lesson Six

I practiced back float, backstroke, freestyle, and breaststroke. I’m able to change air for all of them now. Practice, practice, and practice was the key. I was in the pool for 30 minutes. Then I did 5 minutes of jacuzzi and steam sauna. I’m very happy with my progress.

2015 Swim Lesson Five

I practiced back float, changing air while doing freestyle, and breaststroke. I couldn’t change air with backstroke yet. I felt that I’m not so afraid of the water anymore, which was a good thing. I soaked in the jacuzzi afterward. I lifted my feet up while sitting in the water so that the soles were massaged by the jets. It felt wonderful.

2015 Swim Lesson Four

I practiced treading water a little bit. Then I spent most of the time doing back float and changing air while swimming freestyle. Adventurer Jr. II and I also played with Adventurer Jr. III in the deep end of the pool. He practiced treading water and back float. He is going to graduate from Level II soon. We were in the pool for more than one hour. It was such a fun time for us.

2015 Swim Lesson Three

Today’s focus was treading water. Adventurer Jr. II taught me what to do with the arms. They work like breaststroke. I practiced. Then he showed me the legs. I practiced them too. After that it’s time to put these together. I’m still having the phantom of fear for water. Unbelievable. Adventurer Jr. II was laughing at me. I enjoyed the practice very much though. I’ll be back tomorrow.