Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Finally, Swim Team

The cool spaceship is to motivate Ben to walk from one end to another.

We have been waiting a long time for Ben to join a swim team. Now, he can show off his skills at the Special Olympics in a sport that he enjoys. Our local YMCA staff and local Special Olympics worked together to start a team. 

Ben's first practice was this past Sunday. We could tell he was confused by all the swimmers in the pool with him. He could not help staring at the other athletes. After an introduction and a high-five to a 16-year-old swimmer, Ben was pleased. Making new friends will be great for him.

Here's my post in Charlotte Parent:


  1. I look forward to seeing Ben's participation. I'm sure he will enjoy the experience.

  2. I have randomly stumbled across your blog and what an inspiration! My daughter is 3 and also has hypoplasia of the corpus callosum. We live in Florida and I have wondered how my daughter will be able to participate in swimming activities in the future. She has two older sisters that would live at the pool if they could. So wonderful to see sweet Ben participating in swim team! You have provided me with hope :).

    1. JD - I am so glad you found us. Ben would live in the water if we let him. I have other posts about swimming and his physical therapy sessions in the water. He has come a long way with his skills in the water. We have been fortunate to have great facilities and people willing to work with him. Ben does best when his brothers are in the water with him. I am sure in FL you could find the same. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have other questions:

  3. Way to go Ben! Love watching and playing with you in the water :)


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