After a summer and a half of hesitancy, Belle finally overcame her fear, discarded her swimmies and started swimming. She’s no Ariel yet, but she has started.
As soon as she realized she is capable of keeping herself from drowning, she couldn’t get enough of the two meter dog-paddle. She also tried jumping in from the side of the pool–which she has never done (legitimately) even with her swimmies. She followed it up with some acrobatics to prepare for her future cheerleading career.