I need to swim with my girls more often. The few times I was able to go with Ivy, she learned how to swim. Yes, she took swimming lessons and accomplished only comfort in the water. Two days with mom, and she was swimming without floaties. There was so much excitement from that little girl after she realized she could do it. When she wasn't swimming with me, she still used floaties. Next year, we'll have to make sure those little arm floaters don't ever come back out of storage.