Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Just Call Him Mr. Phelps

This little man just finished swim lessons...
I have to admit that when I signed Brennen up for his first set of swim lessons, I had NO expectation that he would swim. I was hoping he wouldn't pitch a fit and refuse to get in the pool, or cry at the instructor and not do what she was telling him. You see, Brennen has a lot of fears and coupled with a stubborn determination, he does NOT do what he is too afraid to do.

So, naturally, I was skeptical.

Oh, me of little faith!

He swims! His instructor, Miss Tami, is no-nonsense and pulled Brennen through those moments when his fear got the best of him. But for the most part he wasn't scared at all! He had little successes, which encouraged him, and those boosts of confidence kept him moving forward, literally! Here are some pics:




I don't have a video of the very last day of swim lessons, but take my word for it. He swims! I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see it with my own eyes, but he does! He "pushes and kicks" three times and then comes up for a breath and then keeps on going! He can jump off the side of the pool by himself (something he would NEVER do for me) and then swims to the side.
So proud. Can you tell?

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