H started swimming lessons when he was just 7 weeks old. When he was still a baby we started in our current class. Until he and his classmates were 3 the mums (or dads) went into the water with them. It became a close-knit group and that closest continued after the mums stopped coming into the water. The group evolved with the children becoming a learning to swim independently class rather than a baby class. Often there we spontaneous cheers and clapping when a child finally achieved something that they had been working towards for months.
Over the last few months it’s all been changing though and many of H’s classmates have moved onto more advanced classes. This week I was told that H needed to move up to lengths (lengths are quite short in this pool as you might be able to see from the photo). So it’s bye-bye to our regular class, we’re moving swimming class.