Who has their SPD child in swimming lessons?
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!
We don't do lessons but my ds goes swimming at camp.