Allison and Carter have been in swimming lessons consistently for over a year. Its 8 weeks on, 1 or 2 weeks off year-round. In my mind, learning to swim is not a choice. My kid WILL learn to swim well enough to be able to survive a normal water situation. That means, bare minimum, being able to dog paddle to an edge/shore and knowing how to tread water. With Allison, we are finally making progress!
This was about a month ago, in the deep end, actually really truly swimming on her own! She needs to get more efficient, so that she can swim farther, faster and longer, but she's swimming!