I told her that if we were going to go to the pool, we were going to wear floaties. She agreed and I put them on her while she happily walked over to the stairs. I worked with her and she wanted nothing to do with "swimming" a foot to me. After a few tears, finally she tried it... did great. I asked her to do it again, "NOOOOOOO SISSY! NOOOOOOOOO SWIM!" I told her that we would just go straight into the water and swim, then. She seemed fine and so that's what we did. I held onto her and she, of course, latched her hands onto my arms. I told her to let go and kick really hard. She would kick, kick, kick and I would let go. She swam from one wall to the other and back! I was so proud of her!