Well...we FINALLY gave in and signed Allie up for swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School. We were trying to find another place to go that was a bit cheaper, but when I heard HEATED pool...I called them up and willingly read off my credit card number. After attending only one lesson, I'm VERY happy with our experience thus far. I had to go in with Allie, but at this age that's pretty much a given. As I was packing our swim bag, I dug out from my bathing suit drawer the only one-piece suit I own...my life-guard red Fruit Camp Speedo from eons ago. I had forgotten how TIGHT those Speedo suits are, lol. Now, everyone in our class will know that I'm a qualified aquatic observer.
Goldfish is the CUTEST place EVER! They specialize in infant and toddler swimming and water safety. There were many water toys to play/practice with and our instructor, Mr. Mike, was fabulous. Allie was a little reluctant to warm up to him...partly because she was clinging on to me with the death grip. Allie spent about half of the class whining whenever I made her practice a skill where she wasn't hanging onto me. This was her first time being in this big of a pool. I have to say that she did an okay job and I'm SURE that after a few more lessons she'll be a jumping into the pool before I can get my flip flops off.