help bicycle kick in swim
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|Thu, 08-12-2010 - 2:39pm|
My 8 yo is on the very slow side of physical development. Not slow enough to concern the doc, but slow enough he's usually the one behind all of his peers. I do believe he has sensory processing disorder which also holds him back, saw the only child OT our ins covered & after 3 mos I had to give up w/her as her social life was taking precedence over her therapy.
Though, this summer he's seemed to hit a big break through. He started to ride his bike two weeks ago and now things are starting to fall into place.
He started swim lessons last October. He has only missed 2 lessons due to pneumonia. Yet, he's still learning to get his face wet.
Today he had a fantastic lesson. He was dunking his head & pushing off the of the wall to swim a couple of feet.
What is one complaint every teacher has had is his 'bicycle kicks' and I'm not sure how to help with that. Does anybody have any ideas what I can do at home to help him stop the bicycle kick. Part of me believes it has more to do with anxiety and if he'd just relax it will come, but wanted some feedback to see if anybody had ideas on how to work on scissor kicks.
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