Well Nathan has been swimming twice now and he loves it. We went to the new leisure pool both times and it's fantastic. It has a lazy river, slides, fountains, water cannons, water curtains, bubble jets and a spa pool. By far his favourite thing has to be the spa pool, he loves the jets of water.
The only problem is that he doesn't realise that he can't swim. He lets go of me and pushes off, just like he's about to swim off. Then he sinks. But he doesn't mind the water on his face, he just spits it out and grins.
The great thing for me is that the water is nice and warm, so I can manage to stay in there as long as he wants to. Both times he managed about an hour and a half. That's a lot of swimming for a little boy. The first time he fell asleep while I was getting him dried and dressed. I have to admit, I think I was as tired as him as well.
I really loved seeing how happy the water makes him. He splashes about like a very confident boy. I think he takes after me with his love of water. I was a bit of a water baby too. I still love swimming.
I'm really proud of our confident little boy. I hope he stays that way :)