Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hailey Graduated!!

Last night Hailey moved up another level in swim class!!

Her teacher is so sweet. Our little Miss Hailey is not very good with new instructors...OK she's terrible. Every single time she has to switch she goes backwards a few weeks and does A LOT of crying. Miss Christina got a new job and was leaving Swim Kids forever. :o(

Hailey was pretty close to graduating (which usually involves switching instructors). She would be set back a lot if she had to switch, get used to the new instructor, then graduate and switch again. So, Miss Christina came back one more week (just for Hailey's class) to give her another chance to graduate. That way she would only have to change instructors once. Yeah!! We totally owe her!!

Hailey was in the Bronze Junior class and was required to jump in and make it all the way to the other side of the pool by herself. They teach them to float, roll over into supergirl (arms up, head down in the water) and roll back to floating. Plus, they have to do it in their street clothes - it's a survival thing. I am not exaggerating when I say it took her 15 minutes!! She just layed there and floated for soooo long each time. There were kids in classes all around her, jumping, swimming, floating, and some crying. It didn't matter to her. She can float FOREVER!!

She finally got to the other side and got to ring the bell. EVERYONE cheered for her (mostly because they were all laughing at how long it took her). Then the kids showered and got dressed. Yep. Those are PJ's. It's 8 pm. I'm sorry about the quality of the photo. I KNEW there was a very good chance she was going to graduate last night, but STILL forgot the camera. My phone stinks, but at least we have something. :o) Isn't she cute...and so proud!While we were waiting for her little ceremony Talon and his friend, Brandon, wanted to get in on the action. We'll call them silver and bronze.We are so proud of our little swimmers!!


JIll said...

Way to go Hailey!! I need to get info on that swimming class for Lauren. I didn't do my backdrop, my awesome friend, who feels bad for my blogging disability, called me and asked if she could change it for me :) I don't see the problem with fall colored paper for January:)

Erica said...

That's great! It sounds like she is doing so well, and that sounds like some tough stuff to do! Way to go, kiddo! Keep it up. Kathy, it's so great that you keep up the lessons for your kids... :-)

Sharron said...

Good job Hailey! I am so impressed that you can already swim like that! Keep it up!