Alex started swim lessons today. It was a blast! They teach them to get in the water on their own, we learned proper holds to help teach them to swim, he is learning to kick and then we had playtime.
We are doing it through the Parks & Rec dept so its much more affordable than other options in our area, but we are lucky to have a neighborhood pool where we can practice with him in between classes.
I was raised around a pool -- my mom said I swam before I walked -- and have always felt that water safety is something important to teach from a young age.
Here is a picture DH took of us in the water -- he was so happy to be on his back!