Monday, July 12, 2010

Splish Splashin' in the Pool

On Saturday, we took Noah swimming for the first time since his surgery. Noah enjoys swimming and even receives swim therapy at school. He's been asking to go to the pool in my parent's neighborhood for awhile now and after recently getting the clearance from the doctor we were finally able to say yes. We had previously gotten him a new life jacket and swimsuit in preparation. 

We went to the pool late Saturday afternoon and stayed for about an hour which was plenty of time to exhaust him. Thankfully it wasn't too crowded and most of the people were playing pool volleyball at one end of the pool so we just hung out on the opposite end. The pool manager was very sweet and accommodating to Noah. The music was blaring when we got there and that's a little too much for him in an already noisy setting so I explained that it agitated him and asked if she could turn it down a little bit and she was super nice about it. She even came over to warn Noah that the lifeguards were going to be blowing their whistles soon so that it wouldn't startle him. 

He seemed most comfortable floating on his back but would do some kicking and what not while floating. I think it was good exercise for him and he clearly enjoyed it. I'm sure we'll be going back again soon. 

(As always click the pic to see it larger.) 

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