Anna June got signed up for swim lessons at the UAB Rec Center on the first day of Adventure Day Camp. We were excited by this new thing happening on campus. The idea that AJ could get swim lessons during the "after camp care" part of her day, where we wouldn't have to transport, pick up, drop off, or take off work any additional time was truly fantastic. I will be forever grateful to UAB for having this fantastic idea- I was beginning to get frustrated looking for local options that would fit into our schedule on the weekends.
UAB uses the Starfish Aquatics Institute, which allows kids to move up within their classes by color group. The first week, AJ was in the "white" group, and, after only one week, moved up to the "red" group. She still has some things to master before moving up, but we're seeing definite progress.
In fact, that first Friday, she could not wait to show me her progress report!
Week 2's progress report wasn't quite as exciting, but still improvements nonetheless:
Mostly, swim lessons are her favorite part of camp. This was from her first day of lessons (Note: I probably violated all kinds of rules by bringing my camera phone into the gym, but, hey, it was a monumental occasion.)
The rocket fuel that could launch Birmingham!
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