I signed the girls up for swim lesson in June. They had never done "real" lessons before and I really wanted them to learn a life skill that was essential to survival basically. And.....it wouldn't hurt to have good swimmers so I could lay by the pool and not worry too much about their safety. A mom needs to have a good time by the pool too people. The girls were scared at first as the instructor wanted them to put their heads in the water right away. For anyone who knows my girls, they have always been terrified to submerge their heads underwater. After a few lessons, they broke thru that fear and were little swimmers. They were brave enough to jump off the diving board into the pool, dive for toys at the bottom, and motorboat to the wall. It was quite impressive.