January 29, 2013

Go Swimming, Don't let your child forget!

The sunrise on St. Simon's Island this winter reminds me that there is a Spring coming!  Just like the tide, the seasons change and soon it will be Spring and Summer again.  Time to think about swimming lessons.   

Hopefully you have been "swimming" in the bathtub.

If you haven't taken your child swimming all winter - do it soon!  Your child may have already forgotten much of what he learned.  You need to treat the time at the pool as a new adventure!  Don't have expectations.  Your child will look at the water with more mature eyes.  His attitude of joy and excitement will depend on you!  Show him how you like the water.  Go under the water first and swim to him.  Laugh and enjoy it.

Turn on my Learn to Swim with Miss Bea dvd, and watch it again and again and your child will see himself in one of the kids that are having fun and learning how to swim.

January 12, 2013

HGTV Dream house plunge pool

What is a plunge pool?  There are many definitions. 
  1. A deep basin excavated at the foot of a waterfall by the action of the falling water.
  2. A small, deep swimming pool.

My husband always enters me in the HGTV Dream home contest.  We even went to see the home built on St. Simon's Island a few years ago.  It was on the beach and beautiful.  What interests me this time is the plunge pool.  I could do swimming lessons for the grandbabies, keeping it warm.

I would use the stationary cord lane belt from FINIS to "do laps"!   I don't have to have a big pool.  This is only $39 and is part of the resistance training equipment that they sell.

 Here is a video of the house being built.

What kind of pool do you have?