Ben made a HUGE break through in his swimming lesson yesterday … he finally put his face in the water without screaming, crying, or whining!!! I was so proud of him and he was quite proud of himself. Sam and Ben have been taking swimming lessons for the last six months. Sam is just working on learning all the different strokes and getting better at the ones he knows. Ben has just been scared of the water for a while now. At first it was a big leap for him to even want to get in the water. He's been getting in with a floaty during Sam's lesson and just splashing around, but he's never actually wanted to have his lesson before. Getting him to take the floaty off is a little fight every week. Last week I brought his super hero dive toys and he played with those for a while but there was no big change. Yesterday I took his little net with the little fish that you dive for and he was totally into it. At first he stayed in the shallow area so he didn't have to put his face in the water, but he wandered into deeper water and panicked when he couldn't get them. I encouraged him to put on his goggles and try to find them. It worked!!! He dove for those fish for an hour. His instructor even managed to get him to do a little swimming on his own. Amazing!
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