Just before our vacation the girls took swimming lessons. Our hope was that they would remember the things they learned last summer, then we would be able to get lots of practice in while we were in Florida. Our plan worked perfectly. Hopefully they will have had enough swimming time that they will retain most of their confidence and skill throughout the year. They loved being in the water. They loved being independent enough to swim without one of us right there with them. They enjoyed being able to “rough house” in the water and not be afraid about swimming back to us. The would have been content to stay at the hotel and swim all day. Every day when we came back from one of the parks they always asked if there was time to swim before bed.