This summer Finnan is going to be on the Decatur Gators swim team for the first time. He will actually start on the mini-gators which is a developmental team, then once he can swim one lap of freestyle and one lap of backstroke, he will be moved up to the real team and be able to swim in meets. Finnan is pretty excited about being on the team, so Atticus started working with him on his strokes. His freestyle is looking good and he just started backstroke this weekend. I took a couple of videos of the boys swimming on Sunday. The first two videos are on Finnan swimming backstroke- once with flippers and the once without. The last video is Jude attempting freestyle. He is not yet there, but it is exciting that he can swim all the way across without any help. Below are links to the videos.
On the way home from the Y, Finnan asked Atticus, "Do you know how I did so good today?" Finnan followed up with, "Because I kept practicing and practicing." He has heard that line over and over again from Atticus over the last couple of years. It is clearly sinking in.