She had been getting a lot better at listening and following instructions as the lessons progressed, but we were glad she was in a private lesson as she has a lot more confidence then ability at this time.
A bit of a funny photo, she was picking up toys off the steps on her own. She can also jump in from the side and is very comfortable throwing herself in the general direction of someone (or the steps or the edge) and hoping for the best. She will come up with a huge grin on her face and ask to go again. We decided that we have too much going on the next few months to continue lessons but will take them up again in the spring.
Ashton was doing outstanding with her lessons this year and is reasonably proficient in the pool. She can roll herself over to breathe so she can swim as far as she needs to. In general she is a lot more cautious, so she prefers to swim to someone or the side vs. attempting to go the full width of the pool. Of course when there are two in lessons I never seem to get a chance to take photos as they don't tend to have lessons at the same time. Hopefully next year I'll do a better job getting photos of both Ashton and Jacqueline but at least I remembered to snap a few on the last class to share.
A very successful swim season all around.