This is a little late in coming, but here is a little about Freddie’s first swim! We took Arthur swimming for the first time when he was 6 weeks old, so Freddie followed in his big brothers footsteps and went at 6 weeks too!!
Of course we don’t have any indoor swimming pools or anything here so Freddie’s first swim, like Arthur’s, was in an outdoor pool at a hotel.
It wasn’t at the same pool as Arthur’s first swim but this place is the closest to where we live now, it takes us all of about 2 minutes to walk there! We go at least once a week. We usually get a couple of drinks, this place does great milkshakes and iced coffees! Quite often on a Friday Mark will call me as he’s leaving work to say lets go to the pool! A perfect way to start the weekend and a definite plus of expat life in the Seychelles.So heres Freddie’s first swim! His very very first impressions were not all that great!!
Arthur was delighted that Freddie was in the pool swimming with him!
He was very quick to reassure him that swimming was actually great fun!!
Within a minute Freddie realised that swimming was actually pretty great and really enjoyed it!! Our boys were clearly born to be in the water!
Freddie definitely was loving the water and that made this mama very proud and happy. Honestly, quite relieved too….it would be pretty tough if we had a baby that didn’t like being in the water living here!
We managed to squeeze in for a family selfie. As what I think will become the normal now with two kids, it’s not a ‘perfect’ family shot but I love it all the same….if only I had my glasses on to hide those giant suitcases under my eyes!!!
After about 20 minutes we got Freddie out, while he was still happy! I think he would have stayed in longer but we didn’t want to push our luck after such a successful first swim for our little fish!
In true island style Freddie dried off enjoying the late afternoon sun! Perfection.