Elliot started swim lessons for the 4th summer in a row. All the past years have pretty much been a waste, and I wasn't sure if this year would be any different. But it was! She finally did it. She definitely needs more practice, but the skill is there. I'm so proud of her & how hard she worked. I chose to put her in private lessons so she could have undivided attention. I feel that helped a lot. Her teacher worked her hard. Lessons were 1 hour long. We finally got her to put her face in the water which of course helped her improve. I think her biggest hang up is still fear. Just taking that leap to push off the wall & start swimming. In fact, Elliot was the biggest procrastinator ever! Her teacher would ask her to swim to her & Elliot would ask a question or tell her about something. Anything to keep her from going. Her teacher finally started taking Elliot to the middle of the pool & having her swim to the wall. That way she wasn't able to make excuses. Here are a couple of pictures. I didn't get any pictures of her actually swimming because I was taking video.