Today Westbury PS held their swim carnival. (just the gr 3-6). It was the most horribly blustery wet day out here and even though the Hagley Farm school has an indoor pool, it was cold and dark. But like all good parents, I pretended to be all enthusiastic about being there and cheered Sarra on. She came third in the breaststroke and was so pleased with herself. I didn't have the heart to tell her there were only 3 kids in the race.
You can tell the kids who have weekly private lessons as they would surge ahead with their perfect stroke technique. I worked out that it would cost me $100 a month to put Sarra and Hallie into swim lessons.
My faithful cheerer-oners.................
Every January the girls have free lessons through the Rotary Club of Deloraine and then in March they do a block of 2 swims a week for a number of weeks at Hagley,(roughly $160) and the grade 3s just had lessons for the past two weeks everyday but I have never actually had them in lessons for the whole year due to the cost of it all. But then how can I put a price on water safety??
This year Hallie is doing gymnastics and Sarra basketball and I honestly don't know how they can do anymore as it is all so expensive. I would love them to learn a musical instrument and do an art/craft class once a week too but that is not going to happen anytime soon. And soon enough the boys will be old enough to want to start something too.... arrgh!!