This year I debated started Eleanor in swim lessons. We live on a peninsula and are surrounded by water. I want her to have a healthy respect, but not fear, of the water, and I would love for her to learn to keep her head up if she does happen to fall in somewhere (like she almost did while we were canoeing). I think she is probably still a little too young, but a woman from church that teaches swim lessons to kids at a local pool offered to give her a lesson to see how she did with following commands.
There were certain things that she was good at, and other things that she would just start crying when we tried to get her to attempt. I would like to do one or two more lessons this summer, but think we'll probably wait to sign her up for something more consistent until she is 2. Another girl who had turned 2 about a month or so ago did excellently so I think a couple more months of understanding a maturity would go a long way. For now, we are just going to the pool whenever we can!