This month I became a city girl.  Despite my utter shock at being allowed to go to high school last month while I am still in Kindergarten, my raisers decided I would be totally fine to go to University.  So down to Vancouver I went, and boy did I learn a lot!

To get my feet wet in this new environment, they made me get my feet wet.

We went to the beach and they told me I was starting my swimming lessons.  I mean, I’ve been to the pool to help two of my raisers coach their swimmers, but I didn’t think I would have to practice too!

I’m also starting to get the idea that the ocean water is way colder than the pool water…but they won’t let me in the pool.


I also worked really hard on my settle in high distraction areas at University.  I stayed settled through a 3 hour lab that had people doing experiments and I didn’t even need my Kong.  I’ve also been working on my roll, which I love because I LOVE belly rubs.

If we go back to my coaching, I can now do push ups faster than the swimmers can when we’re doing dry land work.  I sometimes get confused because my raiser says down, but then she tells them to do push UPs… but I think it’s just a language barrier.

Today I went to my other raisers’ office for the first time.  Apparently University prepared me for this new job…?  I’ll report back once I’ve been there longer and let you know.

Submitted By: Kelley Fripps Cheung