And now we add swim meets to the schedule.
I'm still learning all the lingo and trying to ask all the right questions as far as how the season goes and how he'll learn, but we'll get there. Last night he did two dives for one event and then two swimming events.
He'd love to dive constantly, but still needs to learn different dives. They don't teach them as part of the team, so the coach told me, but it was suggested that if he wants to dive as much as he says he does - to look into the U of M program which is pretty intense and goes all year. That's not going to happen just yet.
We're going to keep digging around to see if we can find a way to learn that is more accessible for the time being. He's still going to PT a few times a week, as I imagine he'll have to do every time he takes on something new, to help prevent injuries that are easily caused with his hypermobility.
During his 100m, his strong event, he took a bad breath off the dive and then struggled through it. He described it as feeling like he was fighting a bubble stuck in his chest. He shouldn't have a problem beating that time at his second meet next Tuesday.
Also shared on our ride home was that when he asked his coach how he could improve his one dive to get her to give him a score higher than a two - she confessed that she meant to give him a four. It was her first time judging. My mom and I were wondering why she scored him so much lower than the other two judges. They had given him fives.