Today was the last swim session with Kids in Action. It was great to see how much the kids have improved over the past few weeks and their confidence in the pool grow. At the end of each session we handed out awards and report cards.
We continued to work on swimming skills from the previous session. We also spent time reviewing the final version of the report card with Robyn and will present these at the final session on 7/17.
Today I worked with the same swimmer in the first session that I had the previous week. I brought her goggles to borrow so she would be more comfortable putting her face in the water. Today she swam the entire length of the pool without taking a break. Watching the smile form on her face when she realized her accomplishment was the highlight of the lesson. She is excited about the progress she is making and is motivated to continue! The second swimmer I worked with is becoming more comfortable putting his face in the water and is improving his kick.
Today I worked one on one with swimmers for a majority of the session. The girl I worked with in the first session made great progress with her stroke efficiency and kicking skills. The girl in my second session started learning how to do arm circles. It's rewarding to see the children become more confident in the water.
Our first day volunteering with Kids in Action was both fun and rewarding. We have two classes we teach and it was nice to meet the kids. They were all excited to swim and eager to show off their skills in the pool. Robyn is a great leader. My favorite part of the lesson is when all volunteers and swimmers get together in the middle of the pool to sing a song. This activity involves every kid, brings a smile to their face and helps them advance a skill in the pool like putting their head underwater.