Estefania, one of my students in Pod 1 had never been to a pool before in her life. She is 8 years old and just moved to the U.S. from Mexico this past January. She was nervous at first to even go in the water, but she did anyway. She is now putting her head under water and paddling across the pool with her life jacket like a true swimmer. She overcame her fear and is so excited about swimming. She has also passed 2 levels in Lexia Core 5 this summer!!