When I was in high school, I worked part time as a lifeguard and swimming instructor. I ended up doing private lessons with a young boy who was recovering from a brain injury. His goal was to get comfortable in the water again, so he could go swimming with his classmates when they did lessons together later that year. It was so amazing to watch his progression, from being fearful of even moving around in the water to swimming well enough that he could happily join in swimming with his friends.
Friday, May 30, 2003