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August 21, 2009

Superstar Swim Team?

Well we were told last night that superstar swimming is good enough to join the swim team. We are NOT going to pursue that right now because of this toe walking. We want to see what the doctor has to say. We still do not have the results of the EMG/NCV. We should have them soon.

Honestly, I'm impressed with superstar's ability. He only started to take swimming lessons in March 2009 (maybe February 2009). His very first lesson was sitting on the steps of the pool learning how to blow bubbles and getting comfortable with having his head in the water, then he moved to the back float. Now he's learning how to do the breast stroke along with "dolphin" kicks, and other swim styles like freestyle.

The organization that we take lesson through has their lessons at a local college's pool. Last night Superstar jumped off into the water from the "diving board". (I am not sure if that's what it's called; it's that board that the swimmers start from when swimming in swim competitions). Here is a picture of Michael Phelps jumping of the type of board I'm talking about.

Anyway, Superstar jumped off the board and swam freestyle all the way down to the other end. Very impressive from someone that just started to swim 5-6 months ago. I'm not saying that Superstar would be the next Michael Phelps, but it's clear that he's just a "natural" when it comes to swimming. That's the only way to explain why he has excel so well so fast.

I sincerely hope that we can get some answers here soon regarding Superstar's toe walking, and I hope they are answers that will allow him to continue to swim! I would have no issues with him joining the swim team today, but we have to wait and see what that doctor has to say. I'm really not worried about him causing more damage to himself with swimming like I am with soccer or volleyball. (Those are the other 2 sports that Superstar would like to play.)

3 comments:

  1. That's great on the swim lessons and SWIM TEAM! Up here they only offer swim lessons 5 days each summer and only 1/2 hour each day. So I'm envious of anyone who gets to take them regularly throughout the year!

    Also, I've been following the toe walking in my reader and an hoping you'll have some answers soon. The pictures you posted seemed highly unusual, but maybe there's a legitimate reason for it all. I'll look forward to hearing more.

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  2. We see the doctor this coming Tuesday...

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  3. How cool, swimming is a great sport.

    We have toe walkers in our family too. My brother had to wear leg braces because of it.

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