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What to do While Your Kids are in Swim Lessons for 30 Minutes

July 20, 2016 / by Cindy Novy

Cindy Novy

Easy right?! Thirty minutes of un-interrupted screen time.

You can check out the latest on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, 30 minutes of guilt free screen time.

Or you can simply watch your child's swim lesson, after all it’s only 30 minutes long.Swim_lessons.jpg

I personally love to sit back and enjoy the class with my kids, I know I may be a little bit of a helicopter mom, but truly when it comes to swimming your child will have their aha-moment on a blink of an eye.

What do I mean by the aha-moment? Swimming is such a complex sport that it takes a little bit for the kids to get the confidence to be able to accomplish something as little as a backfloat. And you truly don’t want to miss out on the happy celebration when they complete a life skill.

I have been a swim instructor for over 10 years and both the instructor and the child work very hard to complete the skills needed to move on to the next level in swimming.

I don’t teach my own kids how to swim, but I do give them constructive criticism (that’s a whole different blog for a different day.) It’s very hard for me to separate play time with my kid’s vs teaching them how to swim. So, we go to lessons every Friday at 6:00PM and I truly love it!

My daughter still loves to celebrate her class with me and I Swim_lessons_kids.jpgstill get the “mommy watch this” my son on the other hand does not like for Mom to cheer him on or watch him while swimming because he is a big boy now days; I think this might have to do with the “constructive criticism." But mommy can’t help but to watch and cheer on.

So for me, 30 minutes of swim class means to sit back and enjoy, social media can wait but my kids priceless faces when they become independent in the water will happen in a blink of an eye and I don’t want to miss such hard work.

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Tags: kids swimming, Family, Swimming lessons, parenting, Confident Kids

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