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oliver connell | day eight hundred & forty-six

One of our goals for Oliver was to teach him to learn how to swim. Both Dana and I feel it’s important for a child to learn as early as possible how to swim. We like to be around water (whether it’s at the cottage or a friend’s pool) and we didn’t want our son to feel insecure around water. It’s also clearly a safety thing.

So earlier this spring we signed Oliver up for swimming lessons at the Making Waves Swim School which is a salt-water pool just up the street from where we used to live. We had hoped we weren’t too late as we have many friends who have had their kid’s in swimming lessons right from a very young age. Oliver is 2-1/2 now but he loves the water so we’d hoped this wouldn’t be an issue. And as you can see from the photos below, Oliver is enjoying his lesson’s immensely.

His instructor’s names are Colin and James and they are outstanding with the kids. Oliver is now a “sea-turtle” and already knows how to float on his back (sometimes on his own for a couple of seconds), put his face in the water, blow bubbles, and even jump in the pool! We are very proud!

Please enjoy the photos below. Dana captured these great moments at one of his first lessons!


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