All of the instructors we had at Evo were fantastic. They’re all so great with the kids. I felt good about everyone I let Gavin in the water with. All of the staff are very friendly and professional. The facility is clean. Just overall I have been very happy there and am glad we chose them for our son. Maybe it’s not as “quick” as the ISR lessons you can do, but I enjoyed having our special swim lessons to look forward to each week.
For the last 7 months I have thoroughly enjoyed bringing Gavin to Evo and watching him “swim” and goof off in the water with Patrick. Maybe he didn’t progress with his swimming skills as quickly as he should have, but the enjoyment he got out of his lessons each week made it all worth every penny to me. The truth is, Gavin knew what he was SUPPOSED to do, but much preferred playing around and making everything into a game instead of taking his lessons seriously. Sometimes you could even catch him looking through the glass into the waiting room at the tv on the wall to see what movie was on! Rather than jumping into the water horizontally toward Patrick, he did “cannon balls” and or “pencils” and sank right to the bottom. Patrick once told me he was “the best rock in the class!” - and to this day I find that hilarious... And I am ok with that! I know he eventually would have gotten to where he was supposed to. But in the meantime I am glad he had fun and is no longer afraid of the water.
I wanted to see him graduate as a Sea Otter. I wanted him to join the swim team some day. I know he could still do all of those things someday, I just always pictured in my mind that it would be at Evo with Patrick. Once again I am challenged to remember that just because one good thing comes to an end doesn’t mean there aren’t more good things ahead - potentially better things! It’s just hard for me to imagine anything better than what we had when what we had brought us so much joy.
Who knows, maybe we’re trading swimming lessons for horseback riding lessons! That would make mommy very happy indeed! We will see! But for now, farewell Patrick and Evo. You have been good to us.