Weight Lifting in the Water
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
I hadn't been in a pool for months. Today I met my son and his girlfriend, my daughter and her two preschoolers, and I had my older grandchildren with me. We swam and played in the pool for the whole 2 hours we were there!
I did some actual swimming in the beginning when it was just my son and my two older grandkids who can swim and are tall enough to stand in the 3.5 foot deep water.
When the other two little ones arrived, it was a whole different ballgame. They take constant supervision. They had swimmies on their arms, but they are 2 and 4 and don't know how to really swim. They are very bold and you have to watch them. The two year old girl jumped in once when I hadn't gotten a chance to get right in front of her to catch her. No real problem, I was close enough to get her face out of the water quickly. She was a bit surprised at a full face of water, but it didn't cause her to shy away from jumping off the side into my arms. I repeatedly lifted her back up to stand on the side. The next turn was my grandsons, 4 years old and solid. I don't know how much he weighs, about 40 pounds. So lifting him up basically as far as my arms can reach above my head, over and over...well all I can say is that my arms feel like rubber. I am struggling to type! HaHa!
Now that's what I call getting exercise while playing with kids!