We’ve been at this for a long time. We tried swim lessons. Practiced a lot in nana’s small pool. but he never seemed willing to try swimming on his own. He always had to touch the ground. Even most of this summer (2014) he did the same. But towards the end, something changed. Out of nowhere, one day while at Camelbeach he began swimming on his own. Still in the shallow end and still touching once in a while, but he was swimming! Kicking his legs, moving his arms, and just going! he even started holding onto the rope dividing the deep end (huge hurdle for him!). The summer rapidly came to an end before we could perfect this, but I am totally confident that 2015 he will be on his own. MEGA PROUD OF YOU RYAN!