Last Day of Swim Class

Today is Jabe's last day of swim class under the Bert Lozada Swimming School at Ace Water Plaza. As in my previous post, he was enrolled in the My Baby and Me Class Level 1 (Water Explorer) - Starfish.

JABE's certificate
full name is incomplete :(


Jabe's Progress Report Card




The 8-day class is focused on not only making the kids feel comfortable in the water but also to develop their socio-emotional and cognitive skills. Jabe slowly progresses during his 8-day class. His ratings started from the lowest rating that can be given but ended with a lot of STARS (highest ratings).

For his socio-emotional skills
- he is now more comfortable swimming with other adults such as his teachers
- he does not cry every time his teacher gets him from me as compared to the first 2 sessions wherein he was crying or just in his usual poker face expression
- he now loves to play in the water most especially if he is given toys

For his cognitive skills
- he, of course, loves the toys they have at the pool. he totally loves throwing them.
- whenever asked to shoot the ball in the basket, at first he just holds on to it, but now, he can shoot it at the basket with same colored balls
- he recognizes his teacher's voice whenever he is being called. he not only turns to look at who is calling him but he also gives them his sweet smile
- he is now very noisy, he babbles, giggles and shrieks. joins in the songs. but he still hates "bye byes"

For his swimming milestones
- no crying when left with his teacher
- sits on the pool ledge and does not jump
- loves splashing in the water
- does not cry everytime water is poured from back of the head to his face.


- can now float on his back (with assistance) on a more relaxed position, it is like he's just lying on his bed, he's not raising his head anymore or pushing himself up.
- loves the side lying position and the hug position, most especially when he has to go and get the balls/toys at the other side.

- can sit/move/crawl and cross the "magic carpet" (floating mat) provided that there are toys at the end of the mat (with assistance)
- he can now hold at the pool ledge much longer

But
- he is lazy when told to kick his legs hehehe . . . if asked to kick his legs, he just look at his teacher, smile and imitates teacher while counting 1 to 10
- holds at the pool ledge much longer but too lazy to move from one end to the other, need to assist or tell him to do so, unless he sees the toys at the other end

Today, officially starts his 3-week break. Next class will start on June 18.

He's promoted to Level 2 - Puffers. Yey! So happy that he did not need to repeat Level 1. Congrats baby, keep it up! :)

We would like to thank his teachers, Teacher Mariel, Teacher Lui, and Teacher Juls for being great teachers!

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34 Responses to “Last Day of Swim Class”

  1. Congrats Jabe! (ang cute ... Starfish course and next Puffers!)

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  2. i want to send my baby to swimming lesson but she is scared to pool..hehe

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  3. wow ang galing naman.. how old is he sis?

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  4. I wish I'd started my little boy on swimming lessons when he was younger. He can swim, but he's still a little scared of being in water he can't stand up in.

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  5. I've always wanted to enroll my kids on swimming classes but there was no place here that i can enroll them to. You're lucky enough to have such in your place. Congrats to you and your baby! :)

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  6. Wow I didn't know a kid can learn so much more in swimming class aside from..well..swimming.
    I'll be sure to relay this to my friends with kids.

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  7. Hi I am from Bukidnon. I didn't know there's a swimming class like this one. Complete with a ladderize course and with corresponding report card. You gave an idea on this. Thanks for sharing this post. :-).

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  8. Haha cute:) Congrats to you and your baby..I'm also planning to enroll my twins in swimming class next summer vacation, we didn't make it this summer because they had their summer class.

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  9. I want my children to have summer swimming lessons but my husband is such a chicken! He worries about their safety a lot that it can be a problem.

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  10. My family is a talent of many things specially dancing but NEVER swimming. It's one of my frustrations too. Upon reading your post, i thought it's never too late to learn something. But i envy you for letting your boy learn swimming even at an early age. I'm sure he'll soon be a pro if he continues with it. :-)

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  11. I wish there was something like this when I was little. Haha. Too bad, I don't know how to swim until now.

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  12. Your kid is lucky, he should thank you when he grows up :P

    I wish my parents had me enroll in swimming school

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  13. This is really wonderful! Ours started her swimming lesson at around 6 months and she wasn't really comfortable at the beginning. She clinged to mami for her dear life haha.. but she has improved a lot and we are really glad we made this decision and stuck to it. Way to go, Jabe!!

    Spanish Pinay

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  14. Waa! honestly, I don't know how to swim. At my age, it's a shame lly im on the teenage division. Lol. even I'm 21. Aging stop there. anyways, he's really cute i think. And he's lucky to get swimming classes at a very young age. Swim swim star fish!

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  15. I wished my mom enrolled me to a swimming class when I was young. Up to now I don't know how to swim, haha :D

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  16. Wow! Super baby! Congrats! We have a pool up on the roof of our residence. If the weather is good, we bring them up for a splash. I went under a swimming lesson before too. Problem is, I don't like to get a dark skin. Even if I wanted to dip in and swim with them, I couldn't. Hayst! I hope I'll have the guts to do so.

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  17. Wow, comprehensive pala ang assessment nila ha. Parang gusto ko yan for my nephew. How much is the class?

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  18. ang galing naman, how i wish i also know how to swim I don't know how to swim eh...

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  19. She's so cute. Congrats! I'm sure your baby had a lot fun!

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  20. Wow! That is a job well done for you and your baby. It was really in my plan to enroll my son last summer but with all the family activities we had, it didn't materialize. I hope next year I can do it for my kid! :-)

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  21. this is really cool. i'm a dad and this just gave me an idea. great post!

    Cheers!

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  22. Congrats to your kid! I wish my son could do swimming lesson also.

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  23. Congrats, Jabe!
    Keep up the good work :)

    This is nice. I want to enrol my daughter din sana, kaso malayo lahat.

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  24. its good that the little ones nowadays were starting on their swimming lesson at that early age, good for them... Congrats JABE.

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  25. Really? Swimming classes for toddlers? Nice experience. Ang cute ng pangalan ng mga courses.

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  26. Great job, Jabe! Go get stars in your Puffer class, too. We've been wanting to enrol our little ones in a swimming class also but have not been able to squeeze it in our schedule. Hopefully, we can fit in our schedule before the year ends.

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  27. wow, i hope my peachy would love to take swimming class to, she's still afraid of the water.

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  28. Congratulations to Jabe!! Hehe sana nagganyan din ako nung bata pa ako.. now kasi super takot na ko mgswimming class pa hehe

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  29. Great! And I perceive he's not even 2 yrs old? My niece started swimming lessons before 3 yrs old and now she's a good swimmer. Even better than me hehe :) she's won gold in the last competition with same age (6) and shes in training for another competition this August.

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  30. Very cute! I think teaching our kids to swim is always a good idea.

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  31. Congratulations! Both to you and your baby...there'd be more milestones to chronicle...glad that we can document each no? My kids learned to swim by frequenting the pools lang, had hoped for them to have lessons sana teehee...enjoy more of motherhood, have a lovely week too!

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  32. Swimming for kids is good for them, for the psycho-motor development and cognitive. Though it takes them a lot of time for adjustment. It's good for your kid that he's comfortable with the water.

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  33. Hey that is so cute! It's a good thing you decided to give your baby swimming lessons this early. :) I would do the same

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  34. Its a very good idea to engage your kids into a very cool learning activity like swimming. i guess your kids really enjoy that class.

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