When she was 3 years old, Lil took her very first swimming lesson. She sat by the side of the pool and watched the other kids swim for 2 weeks. When she was 4, we tried private lessons. She cried for two hours before every single lesson until eventually we gave up. This summer, when she was 6 years, 4 months, 2 weeks, and 1 day old, the most cautious child on earth took her vest off and swam!!!