Swimming, Splashing, Sensory & Smiles, Part 2

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I wanted to do an update regarding Joey and conquering his sensory issues/fear of swimming pools since my last pool post Swimming, Splashing, Sensory & Smiles. Joey is surprising me each time we go to the community pool (which is 3 or more days a week). Today he walked a little further out in the water by himself and also didn’t flip out when I tried to get him to float on his back.

Words cannot even begin to express how proud I am of him, just for such a simple feat, but for him a huge one.

The first round of swimming lessons finished up last week and the new session started up on Monday. We went ahead and signed all three kids up. All three started out in beginners, but Leah tested out of that class the very first day.

Joey is still watching his typical peers learning how to swim (except now he sits next to Aiden), watching their every moment, except now when they slide into the water and hold onto the wall, he does as well. I’m so proud of all three of my kids and all they’ve done so far this summer!

This is how Joey conquered his fear, by first taking piggyback rides on my back with me walking across the pool in deeper water.

 

My 3 loves

 

Jojoe taking a splash break in the kiddie pool

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