MaryKate is enjoying some winter swim classes this time of year. She loves the water and jumping off the side. I am very proud of her for only crying once during this session. She was not happy that her teacher has to be absent. During her classes she has gotten stronger with her freestyle stroke and can make her way around the shallow end of the pool. Recently they have been working on their backstrokes and learning how to float. This week they ventured into the deep end. Ms. Beverly instructed them to jump in, swim to her, and the she gave them their noodle to float. Each of the kids did very well and then swam with the noodle back to the shallows. I am so glad that both my children enjoy the water and swimming. These are lessons that are lifelong!!