JJ just finished two weeks of VacSwim. For those that don’t know it’s a government subsidised swimming program here in South Australia for kids from five years old. It teaches them basic swimming strokes and life-saving skills.
I’ve never done the private swimming lessons so JJ’s only done formal swimming lessons at school and this is his second year at VacSwim.
As the photo here depicts, he totally loved it. I was a bit dubious at first that he might be in over his depth – literally – as his level went into the big pool which is 1.2m deep at the shallow end but he had no problems. He loves the water and had an absolute ball.
The swimming is over now and with it means that I’m going back to work tomorrow. I feel a real sense of anti-climax because even though I’ve had other work to do over this last month since I’ve been away from my paid job, it’s been time away from the paid job which I really felt I needed. I haven’t had more than three weeks off at one time since JJ was born and he’ll be seven this year.
How I’ll miss those daily trips to the pool. See the rest of the photos here.