My girls won't be on the swim team anytime soon or probably ever but swim lessons are going much better then last year.
We made the decision to not do group lessons this year because my children were traumatized by the forcing of jumping off the diving board last year. They want nothing to do with being near the deep end and for right now that's fine with me.
This week we are doing private lessons with a high schooler the girls know from church. It has gone so much better and the girls are becoming more comfortable in the water.
The girls might be scared of the diving board but put them on all the rides at Arnold's Park and they aren't scared of anything!