I was planning on signing Maya up for some swim lessons. She's been "kind of" swimming for the past couple of summers - you know, she can swim but she stays close to the wall as a crutch every time she needs to breathe. Still learning to just tread. Anyway - once our pool opened this summer she surprised me by just swimming all the way across 4 lanes with no help. She's even started working on her freestyle. She's never had swim lessons - just what she's learned from Matt and I. Since I'm a swimmer and life guarded for a few years it's hard for me to justify paying someone else to teach my kids to swim. Maybe next year I'll get her some lessons and we can get more into form and all that good stuff - we'll see.