He's a Perfect 10: Van's Love of Diving

Van picked up some cute habits during the Olympics. First, he knew that when a swimming race started, he was supposed to yell, "go, go, go." Secondly, he felt very connected to the gymnasts and would raise his hands over his head after a dismount.


But the boy's absolute favorite sport was diving. Why? It combined his other two favorite sports, swimming and gymnastics. Van was so inspired by diving that he would cry when commercials interrupted the coverage. I also caught him standing at the ledge of our fireplace ready to dive off... that was a heart stopper! 

To help this swimmer/diver in-training, we decided to enroll him in the parent/child swim class at the YMCA (aka mommy and me swim class). Today was the first day. And, it took Van a little time to warm up to swimming. For the first half of the class, he decided to cling on to me for dear life. But then, the teacher suggested we do a little jumping. After one jump, Van was hooked. All he wanted to do was jump off the edge into my arms. As I told Derek, I'm predicting this kid will be diver.

Here is a video of Van giving his impression of Michael Phelps.

video

 

1 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I'm hoping our little one will be a fish like me and not a water-screamer like Nathan was when he was little.


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