Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Swim Team!

Ayden Jane did really well at the swimming 'tryout' tonight.  She was so excited she could barely wait.  She did really well and they okay'd her joining the team!  She is really young for it, but her relaxed nature in the water and her lack of fear about trying things makes her coach-able.

She called Gary on the phone afterwards and told he she made the swim team.  Very cute.  She can hardly wait to get goggles and a swim cap of her own!  I guess I underestimate her ability to understand that her therapies are not 'teams'.  She gets that this is different and special and that she is good at it.

I sooo hope that she really does love it once she begins and that it sticks.  I love the idea of her having a sport of her own and the awesome exercise of swimming couldn't be a better choice! 

1 comment:

  1. It is nice she could join the swimming team :)

    Even if therapies are not "teams", it is a time where she can feel AJ, not the child with PWS.
    In this team, she will be seen as AJ, the 4yo child who loves swimming. Period.
    And I find great that despite her health challenges, she can do it :D

    If I were you, I would not worry about "therapies are not "teams"".
    If she didn't get it right now, she will get it very soon, because she is more intelligent than she would appear.
    So let enjoy to have made it in the swim team, all together.