H has had his 50 metre badge in his sights for a while. We have been working on building stamina when we have been swimming on our own together. School have been encouraging stamina too in their lessons apparently, so that was helpful too. A few weeks ago there had been talk at our swimming class of doing his 50 metres the following week, but it had got forgotten. This week though H was the only one there at the start of his class and they were doing badges, so he did his 50 metres. Another boy arrived whilst H was finishing off his 50 metres, so they did badges at the end of the class too so the other boy could have a chance. So H got to try for his 75 metres too.
I was amazed that he managed both. He was really determined to finish. I hadn’t thought that he had sufficient stamina yet to do the 50 metres never mind the 75. He pushed on though and I’m very proud of him. It’s going to be difficult for him to swim much further in the pool where he has his lessons: it took 7 and a half lengths to do the 75 metres. His swimming class does lessons another night at a bigger pool and at some point we’ll have to think about moving I guess.