Did these exercises with Z from 9 months until 2. He HAD it - was jumping into the pool unassisted, was able to hold his breath and stroke/kick underwater. Then we sat out for a year. Now he is terrified of getting his face wet or jumping into the pool, and we are starting back at square one.
5 Steps To Teach Your Toddler To Swim I think this is a great idea for people that can't take their child to swim lessons but I thing they should say something about that it might take a few weeks or months to get to the next step. The way they have it set up seems like they are saying it will just take one day