This was Anna at the swimming pool this week:
I guess she just decided she was ready. I don't know what switch flipped near the end of our time at the pool on Monday. With fifteen minutes left during family swim time, Anna decided she wanted to practice putting her whole face in (she's been going up to her eyes for ages, but usually stops before submerging her eyes and ears) and she wanted to try swimming without her water wings. In these final minutes, she was all the way under the water, kicking and scooping between the ledge and the submerged platform. She couldn't wait to go back, so we did on Wednesday. Mo D came, too, and snapped some pictures of Anna swimming, really swimming!, under water.
Needless to say, I couldn't get her out of the pool. She just wanted to keep practicing her new skills - going all the way under, finding submerged rings while peering through her goggles, and swimming back and forth between me and the ledge. She was so proud. I was beaming, too, so happy to see her enjoying the water, overcoming her fears, mastering it on her own time and in her own way. It's going to be a fun summer at the pool!