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YES I am so so proud of Ds today

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IllegallyBrunette Fri 01-Aug-08 13:03:29

He has been having weekly swimming lessons for a term now and had basically not improved at all, not a bit.

The swim school do a summer swim which was 8 days and so I enrolled him on that in the hope that 8 days in a row would help him along a bit.

Well he had a different teacher, which helped immediatly as he loves her, and the group was also alot smaller than normal.

So, yesterday it was his last but one lesson and he was by then the only one in his group to not have got his 5 meter certificate and was the only one still using armbands.
By the end of yesterdays lesson the armbands were off and he was swimming, in his own way with a little support from the teacher.

After his lesson he got really upset because he hadn't got his certificate yet and his teacher came and spoke to him in the changing room and said that he was so so close, but as she'd still had to support his head a bit she couldn't pass him. She promised that today they would have a really really good try at it again.

Well I couldn't take him today so xp did. I have just rung Ds and HE DID IT, he swam the five meters all on his own without armbands, only one day after learning to swim without armbands at all.

I am so so proud of him because he was so determined to do it and he did.

Can't wait to see him tommorow and give him a huge squeeze grin

IllegallyBrunette Fri 01-Aug-08 13:12:46

I practicaly screamed down the phone when he told me and nearly cried when he said 'i did so well mummy because i tried really hard'.

Shame I missed it, but I told him he can show me when we next go swimming.

watsthestory Fri 01-Aug-08 13:22:56

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SaintGeorge Fri 01-Aug-08 13:24:51

Oh well done master nutty!

HonoriaGlossop Fri 01-Aug-08 13:34:54

maybe I'm hormonal but that "I did so well because I tried really hard" has brought a tear to the eye, bless him!

IllegallyBrunette Fri 01-Aug-08 13:46:08

grin

It was only a few weeks ago that I posted a thread about him not getting anywhere at all and now look.

He has now said though that he will only swim like that for Nikki (the teacher he loves) and not for Charlie (the teacher he isn't so keen on) LOL.

KerryMum Fri 01-Aug-08 13:47:46

WELL DONE DS!

smile

Midge25 Fri 01-Aug-08 13:48:26

Woop woop!

LIZS Fri 01-Aug-08 14:55:57

excellent

MrsWeasley Fri 01-Aug-08 14:59:40

well done to him

MamaG Fri 01-Aug-08 15:02:09

oh thats great IB, well done DS

OrmIrian Fri 01-Aug-08 15:02:57

Oh well done your DS! smile

flamingtoaster Fri 01-Aug-08 15:04:20

Well done your DS!

IllegallyBrunette Fri 01-Aug-08 19:27:50

Sitting here grinning about it now. Would of so loved to have seen his face, as judging by the sound of his voice when he told me, he would of been beaming from ear to ear.

I got him a little reward yesterday after he swam without his bands, and he said 'but i didn't get my thing though'. I said 'yes but I know that you can and you will try your best so thats good enough for me'.

He looked quite stunned. I must praise him more often.

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