One of my favorite childhood memories was taking swimming lessons at our neighborhood pool during the summer months. It was so thrilling to complete one class and move up to the next level...from tadpoles to guppies to sharks and so on. Those classes ultimately motivated me to join the swim team in high school and become a lap swimmer as an adult. I hope Henry will share the same love for the water that I do. Most importantly, I want him to feel confident when in the water. We decided to join a water babies class this summer as a way to get Henry in the pool, practice floating and building up his comfort level with getting his face and head wet. It was very relaxed, but hopefully with a little work each summer, he will be swimming by age four or five.