Swimming?

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Swimming?
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Fri, 05-06-2011 - 2:49pm

Who has their SPD child in swimming lessons?

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Registered: 03-23-2011
In reply to: Cmmelissa
Thu, 06-16-2011 - 3:41pm
We don't so swim lessons, but swim often at our local gym. My sensory child has a hard time in the regular pool because of the temperature. She gets cold so fast, even though it's a heated pool and indoors. She prefers the childrens hot tub, where it's at a safe temp for children, but warm.
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Registered: 10-27-2006
In reply to: Cmmelissa
Mon, 06-20-2011 - 2:23pm
My DD, who may have mild sensory issues, is pretty scared of the water and gets cold very easily. We were in a warm pool yesterday and she clung to me the whole time. It's hard because I was a competitive swimmer, lifeguard, and swim teacher, so of course I want to share that passion with her. We took swim lessons when she was a toddler but with my very high needs DS, I can't figure out how to do it again. My DS is more sensory seeking and he LOVES water. He could be in a pool all day. I might do lessons with him this fall when my older one is in school four mornings a week.
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Registered: 06-20-2011
In reply to: Cmmelissa
Mon, 06-20-2011 - 4:57pm

My son has been terrified of water since a young age, but not the temperature or even getting wet. I think it has to do with not feeling balanced - he especially hates waves, even in a foot or less of water, which makes beach vacations very difficult. He also cannot stand getting his head wet, especially if water touches his ears.

We take special needs swim lessons through the NYC parks department each summer for the last 2 years and have had wild success. While still terrified of waves and going under water, he is now able to be in calm pool water up to his neck with us - it's opened up a whole new world on vacation for all of us!

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Registered: 05-06-2004
In reply to: Cmmelissa
Wed, 07-06-2011 - 9:28pm

We don't do lessons but my ds goes swimming at camp.