She finally took swimming lessons along with her youngest son, Troy, at Birdland swimming pool. Later in her life, she enjoyed taking her grandchildren to the Urbandale High School indoor swimming pool. Melinda and Troy shared a story of Pat when she was at swimming lessons and the instructor told all of the students to put their heads under the water and hold their breath. Everyone did, except Pat, she kept her nose above water. When everyone came up, she would go under the water. They all would say Pat could sure hold her breath a long time. Everyone laughed when they figured out what she was doing.
One day while Patricia was participating in activities. She mentioned to Melissa I sure would love to go swimming. Our Life Enrichment Coordinator (Julie) placed a call to her daughter Melinda and to the YMCA to see if we could make Patricia’s Dream come true. Melinda thought this was a wonderful idea and she even said she and her brother Troy would meet us there and go swimming with their mom. I Julie (LEC) connected the YMCA and they were very willing to make Patricia’s Dream come true. Afterwards Patricia went out for lunch with her daughter. It ended up being a very memorable day.