We went swimming at my parents' pool on Saturday and the girls loved every minute of it. Mackenzie's been taking swim lessons twice a week since March and Meredith once a week. For the summer we've changed to everyone only taking a lesson once a week. It's a little expensive (especially when it was twice a week), but it's been totally worth it! I could see Mackenzie's improvement in the pool when I watched her every week, but for Meredith it was hard to gauge her progress because she cried most of the time. Now that we've been swimming together in the neighborhood pool, I can finally see that both girls are doing fantastic!
At the neighborhood pool, the girls are able to jump around and play in the water because it's a zero entry pool. Occasionally we'll go to the deeper end for them to practice swimming or jumping in, but most of the time is spent playing in the area where they can stand up without holding onto me or Brandon. Saturday was the first time I had taken both girls swimming in a pool where they could only stand up at the stairs. Thankfully, my parents were there and helped A LOT (including taking video)!
The girls loved taking turns swimming between me and my mom. Meredith even learned to stay on the step until we told her to jump/swim. They both loved going back and forth to us and we did this triangle activity for a long time! At the end of the video Meredith shows her skills in diving to get the rings.
I also had no idea she like "flying"!