Yesterday, #Momsweettezil, #DinoShawn, and I had our very first swimming classes.
Bert Lozada Swim School (BLSS) offers swimming lessons at Seton. You will go to the big, long, and not so deep (But it still is a bit deep, but not like ocean deep, obviously) pool at Seton, have a quick rinse, change into your bathing suit (You can wear it under your clothes to be quick and rinse with them on), then the coach will teach you how to swim, float, and breathe. Before I tell you our experience, let me tell you about our bathing suits!
So we got some new bathing suits at Robinsons Place Las Pinas and SM Southmall. I got a stylish light green top and some purple swim shorts for myself, Shawn got an orange rash guard and light grey swim trunks, and Mom has her blue and black rash guard and light grey swim shorts that had a light green tie on it. Aside from the bathing suits, we also got some goggles (Pink for me and Mom, blue for Shawn), swim caps for me and Mom (Shawn didn’t need one, as he has short hair), and a kickboard, which I guess we’ll need for other lessons (We did not need to use it yesterday). Here we are in our swimming suits!
Ok, now for the part when we start swimming!
Shawn went first with a little girl who was six or five. With the nice coach, Shawn learned how to get used to the water. The coach also told both of them that the rules were listen to the teacher, no running, and if need to go to the restroom just tell the coach. Shawn says he liked the lesson very much!
After Shawn, it was our (Mom and me) turn!
We had more classmates, two boys and one girl who I made friends with. We learned how to do the three different kinds of float: The Starfish, The Turtle, and The Angel Float. Then we learned how to hold our breath, which I think I was pretty good at. You should not hold the air in your cheeks, it should be in your chest. Then the Torpedo, The Torpedo Kick, and the Doggie Paddle, which kinda was like a mix of the Torpedo. Unfortunately, these I have to practice. I am not straightening my body very well so I end up doing it wrong, and sinking into the bottom. Uggggghhhh! But I should practice more so I can perfect them. Mom also has some trouble breathing because she has asthma, so she cannot hold her breath very long.
Either way, we all had fun swimming! The pool felt like a giant jelly, and it felt nice and satisfying to kick, hit, and splash! You can also hear the water in your ears when you’re under, too! It’s fun swimming at Bert Lozada Swim School!