Since Lil Man turned four we have been putting him in the unparented swimming lessons, that would be the Sea Otter Level. He did the level in the fall with his brother, but wouldn't do the front glide so he had to repeat. He did another round in the spring and did not pass again, so we signed him up for the summer and he actually did worse than he had before. I was fed up, because I know he can do it, but he was always jumping and playing while the instructor was working with other kids so I had a sneaky suspicion he was playing the instructor and claiming he was "afraid" and wouldn't do what they were asking. I decided that after spending all that money on group lessons I may as well do a private lesson to see if that would help him.
Now Lil Man has passed his Sea Otter level and in two weeks will do his first round of Salamander. We will put him in twice but after that I think I will do private lessons again!! Plus soon Lil Man and I will be swimming just have to find someone to come with us so they can hold Teddybear in the pool!!