I thought you and Alistair might be interested to see and hear of Sophie’s progress of late. If you remember, almost a year ago Sophie was crying through her lessons at Ottertots and I almost stopped for a while. Alistair suggested to gently persist with the lessons. That combined with daily swims on holiday & she was swimming independently by 2 1\2. Now, at only 3 1/4 she is creating quite a stir at her new swim school here in Australia. Although levels are normally age based until 4, they couldn’t ignore how good Sophie was & have promoted her 2 levels up to be with much older children. Sophie can swim 20m backstroke with and without the kickboard. She can torpedo independently and dive for objects at the bottom of the pool.