As part of our health and wellness benefit thorough Todd's work, we can claim a certain amount of money each year towards health and wellness. So we decided to buy a year's membership to our community center.
We've been taking full advantage of it... almost everyday.
Spencer has made so many leaps and bounds in his comfort level in the water since we started going on an almost daily basis to the pool.
The pool area is made up a small children's depth pool. It has it's own little slide for the kids to go on. It's about "below the knee" depth for me to get into. Spencer is comfortable getting in and out all by himself.
The pool area has an amazing mural draped around it.
This photo (below) is looking towards the larger part of the pool. There is a long curving wheel chair accessable ramp into the pool. The large pool also has a larger, higher slide for the bigger kids.... okay... Todd likes it too!!!
Notice the "Smarties" on the ceiling as Spencer calls them? They are for sound deadening. They are yellow, blue and red.
Here's our little fishy on the edge of the kiddy pool.
He accidently ended up floating on his back all by himself for the first time tonight. I couldn't tell if he was laughing or crying at the time! I had to take a picture of it just to prove he did it for Daddy's sake.
Spencer, in the last 24 hours, has become accustom to the feel of himself floating in his "watercoat" as we call it. He no longer hangs on to your neck for dear life... YIPPEE!! He doesn't even want you to touch him. He just wants to swim on his own.... we're so proud of his progress in the last few days! He's like a fish out of water now!!!
The pool is a salt water pool. There is also a donut shaped hot tub for everyone to use. I have been enjoying the Aquafit program they offer. So far, I have gone only a few times but the excerise is great and Spencer gets to tag along as they have a specific lifeguard to watch any kids over the age of 3 while you work out. We're both enjoying that aspect.