Swim lessons by an instructor started the last week of October. Toots is in “adaptive” swim which is for children with disabilities. Tootles gets a one-on-one certified swim instructor (plus his ABA tutor!) for a half hour twice a week at the public pool (which is indoors)!
First day – he learns not to inhale underwater. He’s still coughing up a lot of water as they blow on his hand and try to get him to understand to hold his breath:
Then there is coordinating kicking and “scooping”. It’s hard to remember to do just one and then you have to put them together!
And he is forced to use his core strength to lift himself out of the pool, only to be trusting enough to jump back into the instructor’s catch…
It’s a lot of work. Even so, he does get moments to survey it all through those awesome goggles,
or without them,
and he loves his swim lessons! He’s getting a form of occupational therapy, going to a new environment, making a new friend in his instructor, and learning. You can’t beat that.