The two older children are back in swim lessons--at least for six weeks (twelve lessons) to give their skills a boost before summer.
We're trying a facility new to us and that gets rave reviews from homeschoolers. SwimMAC seems to cater to us with its homeschool-specific set of classes. What is so useful to us is being able to put all our children in lessons at the same time because a mother with many children can't be going to various lessons at different times on alternating days.
The facility seems excellent. The waiting room has many chairs in a glassed-in room adjacent to the pool, so younger siblings waiting are safe from plunging into the pool before their waddling, pregnant mother can catch them. And, so far, the teacher:student ratio at the classes I witnessed is between 1:2 and 1:3!
My six-year-old couldn't stop saying yesterday, "I can't wait till the next class! That was so fun! I can't wait!"