Melanie Jeanne

Swim Lessons Week 3


Week 3 was incredible… It was a week where Avery was pushed. Pushed hard. Pushed to save herself and survive. Miss J picked her up and tossed her in, flipping her about, doing”tricks” and forcing her to “sink or swim”. Doodle thrived. She was spun around, upside down and flipped over, she would come to the surface and spit out water and breathe and belch, but she would also smile and look for encouragement and cheers.

This week was a week chalk-full of pride for me. Watching my baby girl thrive in the water is such a beautiful reward for me. Seeing her kick strong solid kicks, watching her float, watching her do her scissor moves… To me it is a miracle. I know it reality it is my Doodle working hard, learning and listening to Miss J. For the first I grasp the concept of parental pride. I grasp the concept of watching my baby start from zero and get to the finish line.

Avery has accomplished so very much in three weeks that next week she will graduate from her swim lessons. Next week Avery faces her toughest challenge, jumping in the pool, fully clothed in winter gear. And next week, I hop in too, learn the techniques and carry those with us for practice at home. Next week, due to Doodle’s incredible progress, we also have the opportunity to swim with our little girl in our pool. It has been a long three weeks, coming on four, of distracting the wee one from wanting to swim at home. Next Friday it is game on, we get to swim at our home, in our pool with our little girl.

Again, with all the enthusiasm within, I suggest you sign your wee one up for ISR lessons. There is nothing better, nothing more rewarding, nothing more confidence boosting, than knowing that your baby will survive in the water. Ave still has a way to go and we will need to practice at home, but I can say with complete confidence, my Doodle will SURVIVE.

Here’s a peek at what she’s been up to. Enjoy… And sign your babies up.



  1. Wendy Hylton

    July 5, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Wow Melanie that is so very very very awesome. It makes me teary she will use those threw weeks of knowledge for the rest of her life. What an amazing program. I have researched it and don't find anything in Wisconsin but sent some emails just in case it becomes one.

    Be proud mama. Xoxo

  2. Wendy Hylton

    July 6, 2013 at 8:23 pm

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