Water safety training is a necessity for children with autism


I do love swimming and I ever drowned in the swimming pool during my toddlerhood. Surprisingly, I just jumped into the pool and my butt hits the floor of the pool silently. I do not move. Sitting silently in the pool. 

When I couldn’t breath, I breath in the water. Oh, it was a water so I breath it out and see bubbles. Strange that I get fascinated with such sight. This perspective was an unforgettable event. 

At the other end of the pool, my cousins and sister signaled to my mum. Thank God for my mother to quickly picked me out of the pool.  Thereby, I can testify that Water safety training is a necessity for children with autism really is true. Thus it is necessary for the autistics to learn to swim. 

There are more laughable yet drowning events. During my childhood to learn to swim coached by my dad, I was so frustrated not being able to swim. My dad was busy coaching my elder sister, younger brother and my mum. Without informing, I left the children pool hastily. Stomping to the adult pool and I hopped into the middle of the pool. Since my feet couldn’t touch the floor of the pool, my hands and feet hit against the water like a duck. I can only thank The Lord for a man to save me and I do not have the chance to say thank you. The man who saved pushed me to the side of the pool without showing his face. Quietly, I return to the children pool. My body couldn’t move up after the froggy style. The drowned event was forgotten. Thus the same cycle occurred thrice. 

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23 thoughts on “Water safety training is a necessity for children with autism

  1. I totally agree.. When I was a kid I did my swimming lessons but unfortunately there are a lot of serious accidents that happen because kids don’t know how to swim

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