Well we're back... she's hoarse from screaming and I'm soaking wet from being dragged in the pool by a 3 year old. But I'd say it's going to be a success. There's nothing slow and steady about the "survival method". There were 8 kids and 1 teacher. She cut to the chase and took one at a time and shoved them under the water while pushing them to the side and told them to kick. Morgan did great the first time... the next 4 or 5 she acted like she was going to die (and nearly ripped my clothes off in the process) but did fine getting to the wall once she was in the instructors arms. She ran away out of the pool, through the gate and into the side yard (at someone else's house) and screamed "I'm never coming back to swim lessons again!" But she finally warmed up to the idea (probably because I told her we weren't leaving) and by 1/2 way through she sat on the steps and would go to the instructor when it was her turn... I was shocked. There was no "doggie paddling" or "bubble blowing" under the water. Basically she just puts 'em under (with a shove to the wall) and tells them to kick and showed them how to move their arms (like the breast stroke). No child choked, drowned, or threw up... and this is all surprising. She doesn't tell them to hold their breath or anything... they all just did! It's really quite amazing! So I'm very impressed and can't wait to see the final result on Friday! I'd say day 1 was successful and maybe she'll be doing the butterfly by Friday! :) I'll be sure to get some pictures/video footage soon. I've honestly never been so proud of her! I wish Justin were there to see her!
And here's one more of MS and her "babies". They may never come back to see us again because Faby wasn't a very hospitable hostess... she bit Paisely on the face & sent her home with scars!