Yesterday Calvin came for the first swimming lesson of Summer 2011 – this is our FOURTH SUMMER of swim lessons with Calvin! When he started teaching swimming to Kyle and Owen it was the summer between Calvin’s senior year at Lehigh and his first year as an MA student at Lehigh; he was staying in the area for the summer; and it was not a huge deal for him to drive to our house each week. The boys were four years old that summer and Meera was a newborn. Now Calvin is a PhD student in NYC and this will be his second summer of driving all the way out to our house just to do swimming lessons for our boys. I am so amazed at Calvin’s commitment and dedication to our sons and our family. It is incredibly humbling to me that he’s still willing to do this.
Kyle and Owen were so happy when Calvin walked in the door yesterday. The looks on their faces could have lit an entire city for an entire week. And they had a great first lesson.
But it was a big day for Meera too! Her first swim lesson ever! After the boys’ lesson I took Meera down to the pool for a short and sweet swimming lesson with Calvin (15 minutes! The perfect length swimming lesson for a just-barely-3-year-old!). I think she loves Calvin as much as her brothers do— she could not jump in the pool fast enough!