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Summer Fun: Swimming

July 8th, 2009

Mr Chiots and I don’t have any children, but we have 2 nieces and a nephew and a new little niece (at least that’s what they say) on the way any day now. My sister has them all in swim classes this summer at the local pool. (more photos on Flickr if you want to head over there and check them out)
They were super excited to show me all of the swimming skills that they are learning so I went to one of their swim classes last week.
Hannah, the oldest, is doing great and she moved up to a level 3 this week.
It was a lovely day for swimming, nice and sunny, but it was a little cold as you can tell by poor little Heidi’s purple lips.
They sure do have fun at swim classes. I think swimming is definitely a fun activity for kids.
I don’t get that excited about swimming, in fact I think it has been more than 15 years ago since I was actually in a pool. Perhaps I’m just not a water person, I’d rather be gardening for sure.

What about you, do you love swimming in the summer or are you more of a dry land kind of person?

8 Comments to “Summer Fun: Swimming”
  1. Kelly on July 8, 2009 at 8:17 am

    The kids are getting SO big! I am glad they like swimming – Brooklyn enjoys the pool too – as long as it is not too hot outside!
    .-= Kelly´s last blog .. =-.

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  2. kristin on July 8, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Dry land. Which is too bad, since I live on a lake.
    .-= kristin´s last blog ..I’m Tired. Hence, it’s A.P.D. =-.

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    • Susy on July 8, 2009 at 8:54 am

      We live on a lake as well, I’ve never been in (except in a kayak). The kids have come over a few times and Mr Chiots always goes in with them. I’m the “lifeguard” that stays on the beach.

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  3. warren on July 8, 2009 at 9:26 am

    We LOVE to swim! I was a lifeguard all though college and I loved it. We spent every day in the summer at the beach when I was a kid too…love it!
    .-= warren´s last blog ..This is criminal =-.

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  4. farm mom on July 8, 2009 at 9:41 am

    I’m definitely a water person, I’d be in the lake everyday if I could be. Great post…loved the pics of those shivering little cuties!! :)

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  5. Mrs. Meyer on July 8, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    I am a water person. I like to be near it and in it. Though I really am not one to go into a body of water in which I can’t see the bottom. I’m more of a pool person. And really it’s no wonder. My dad builds swimming pools for a living:)

    .-= Mrs. Meyer´s last blog ..New life =-.

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  6. Maureen on July 8, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    We have a little 3x12ft. pool in our backyard and hubby and I get in it almost every night, but mostly just because it cools us down enuf to survive the 100degree heat! Our trips to the ocean are pretty much limited to the sand and the pier (the Pacific is freezing – even in the summer) and tho we live fairly close to a lake, it’s mainly for fishing.

    So, I guess the LONG answer to your question is…. we are land people but we do appreciate water!
    .-= Maureen´s last blog ..My New Hero =-.

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  7. Carol on July 8, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Water! I’m happiest sitting right by the ocean. I’m not nearly as cute in my bathing suit as the redheads, though.
    .-= Carol´s last blog ..Happy Father’s Day, Papa! =-.

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