It has been very hot the last couple of days.  Thankfully we have a family friend with a pool so on Monday when the temperature reached almost 100 degrees we and another family cooled off in this friend’s swimming pool.

This summer we started swimming lessons for Dylan and Isaac.  Ji Seon did a lot of research and found in my opinion a miracle worker in Jim Malley at Kona Kai Swim and Racquet club.  Dylan and Isaac are in a class of just four students and one of the other students is Isaac’s best friend, Elliott.

Dylan swimming with coach Jim Malley

For some reason Dylan has just loved swimming and in just two weeks has gone from a boy who doesn’t want to put his head under the water to someone jumping off diving boards and doggie paddling to his amazed and proud father.

Isaac swimming with coach Jim Malley

Isaac also has progressed a lot, especially considering his age but he doesn’t enjoy swimming as much.  When we go to Elliott’s house Isaac doesn’t swim.  He prefers playing with Thomas Trains even when Elliott is swimming.  Dylan on the other hand swims almost nonstop until everyone else is out of the pool.

We are in the third week of swim lessons and there are six weeks in total.  I am looking forward to seeing how much more the boys will learn.  And next year Victoria will be taking swim lessons too!

I myself, inspired by Tom Yu, have been trying to learn how to do a back dive.  It’s painful but fun.

3 Responses to “Swimming, Swimming in the Swimming Pool”

Catherine wrote a comment on July 17, 2009

Frank, great dive! Dylan and Isaac look so cute. Sounds like the swimming is going well.

jiseon wrote a comment on July 17, 2009

nice pictures! too bad you don’t have one of the good forward dive you did.

essny wrote a comment on July 20, 2009

yay! I loved my swimming lessons. but as we got older, we used the pool less frequently, causing her to threaten us with her filling in the pool.

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