Archie’s First Swimming Experience

I’ve been waiting for this day for as long as I can remember. I loved the water as a child, and I was even quite a good swimmer (something that I regret giving up on to be honest), that’s why I was so excited to take Archie for a dip in the pool.

And he loved it!

Archie's First Swimming Experience -

I was scared that even though he loves bath time that he may not enjoy being exposed in such a large environment – but I was wrong.

Major mam guilt though at the fact his swimming shorts were just a little bit too small for him (to be fair I bought them when he was only a few weeks old thinking we would go swimming earlier than now). But we’ve now bought him some more swimming attire and a really cool float, specially designed for little swimmers. I can’t wait to try him out in it.

It was also a great confidence booster for me. I was so worried about getting into the pool with my post-baby body but Archie was the welcome distraction I needed to take my mind off it. And in fact, it didn’t even bother me as much as I thought it would. I was so busy making sure he was enjoying himself that I wasn’t thinking about my body at all – to be fair the good control swimming costume I had on probably helped!

Does your little one love the pool? Do you take them to lessons?

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