Lucy, who always loved the water, now can dive, swim the length of the pool and is working on her strokes. Her teacher said she'd be a good addition to swim team next year if she wanted to and, of course, Lucy was thrilled at the idea.
Annabel went from sitting on the step at the start of the summer to actually being able to move herself through the water, feet off the bottom! We discovered the book Little By Little at the library this summer and it fits Annabel perfectly. Little by little, just like the otter in the book, she is lifting up her feet and swimming longer spans. I think by next summer she'll be a confident swimmer.
Sammy sat out the first few weeks of summer until I potty trained him and then he was game. He loved it at first until he realized they expected him to accomplish certain tasks, chiefly "bobs." He hates them and would rather do his own thing, but he got through the four weeks he was in the pool and I'm proud that he stuck with it despite a few tears.
Annabel refuses goggles to this day but was happy to wear her shades. It was bright each day, so I don't blame her!