So, this is the summer we are hoping that Samson will finally learn to swim. (He is super stubborn and has spent the last 5 sessions in a row resolutely refusing to put his face in the water, which is a prerequisite to learning how to swim).
But things are different here in New Jersey – we signed him up for the local swimming pool and they have a learn-to-swim class every day this week. Three weeks of lessons is $50. (In San Francisco, 1 lesson is $25 and you have to be on a waitlist for ages to get into a once-per-week class).
Anyways, since he’s going to be in/at the pool so much I’m thinking I can finally figure out how to bolus and plan to account for his time in the water and off his pump. And for several of those days, it’s going to be my mother-in-law doing it rather than either me or Mitch. So I want to have a clear decision-tree/protocol for her so she’s not nervous.
I’m thinking I should disconnect him maybe fifteen minutes to a half hour before pool time, he has a half-hour swim class, and then bolus him immediately after he gets out and give carbs. Not sure how much though. Does anyone else have any tips? He’s likely not going to be physically exerting himself that much as of yet, since he’s still not truly “swimming.” So I’m not sure he needs many carbs for his time in the water, if any.
Also, there may not be data for some or even all of the time in the pool, I’m wondering if I should ask her to test half-way through class if he has no data…