Betsy, this one's for you! Ryan enjoyed his swim lessons very much. Can't say he learned to swim, but he's certainly trying now. He even floated on his back without keeping his head up. Gracie is also quite the swimmer. She gets a big grin on her face every time she gets in the pool, and maintains it the whole time she's swimming.
I'll try to work on a longer post later, when I have something worthwhile to say.