Mj is currently attending another session of YMCA Swim Buddies! It’s something that we both look forward to during the year. As I watched him swim with his “buddy” yesterday, I couldn’t help but think of the years when he was totally afraid of the water and would do nothing but scream at the very top of his lungs while he was in the pool. I think of the months that we paid for private lessons with someone who was supposed to be trained and certified to teach special needs children, but who obviously wasn’t! The private lessons actually made everything worse!
Now, Mj swims like a fish and it’s his favorite thing to do 😊. Seeing him in the water never gets old. I just literally stare at him and smile. To all of the other special needs parents out there…Don’t. Give. Up!
Of course I’m exaggerating but this is so amazing! I’m so proud of him! He could not do this one year ago.
Big improvement that he is finally swimming with his face in the water!!!
It’s hard to believe that our summer is almost over (sigh)! I’m going to miss the freedom that summer vacation gives us. I haven’t been blogging much this week due to different activities but I’ll be blogging again more regularly pretty soon.
The kids today swimming at a friend’s house. They had so much fun. 😀
Two years ago after private swim lessons, MJ would cling to us in the water and scream bloody murder! I was so excited yesterday after taking my kids to the pool. MJ began to swim and I quickly had to capture it on video. This is an example of how determination and patience pays off! He absolutely loves the water and I’m so happy for his improvement!