Our Rachel just loves the water - she says she's a little fish! Last summer we were at a hotel pool and she just jumped into the deep end over and over (she was wearing a vest, of course). She would plunge to the bottom of the pool and then bob up to the surface, laughing and splashing and thoroughly enjoying herself!
Yesterday, Rachel moved up to level 4 in her swimming lessons! We're so proud of her! She was doing really well and progressing rapidly, but then stalled out in level 3 because she suddenly developed some fears in the water. But she persevered, and yesterday she mastered the kicking she needed to be able to do to be promoted to the next level.
Abbie and I are totally obnoxious when we're watching Rachel swim! We yell and cheer and shout, "Go, Swim Girl!" We're the only ones that do that at the lessons. But Rachel loves it.