Matthew and Elizabeth have been taking lessons at Dovercourt again Tuesday afternoons. We felt that Elizabeth's instructor last time around was a bit of a pushover - the girls got along very well but when Elizabeth didn't want to do whatever it was her instructor asked Elizabeth just stalled and giggled and stalled some more. So progress was slow and we asked for a change. This time her instructor is much firmer - he literally pushed her into the pool when she was dithering about jumping in which is exactly what she needs. We're happy to report that she's not only swimming but actually starting to work on technique and stuff which is pretty exciting. And she now jumps in when instructed without five minutes of giggling first.
Expectations for Matthew have always been a bit lower given his age but he and his instructor Ross are great buddies. The other instructors have made it a point to tell us they think he and Matthew are the "cutest thing in the pool" and we have to agree.