Even with training wheels until this summer she was not comfortable. She hated the tippy feeling.
Did I push her?
No, not really. I knew in good time she would "get it" and it didn't bother her that other kids were not using training wheels. She preferred her scooter anyway.
But - if she had not liked to swim. I would have been relentless in my getting her adjusted to the water.
1) We live in Minnesota, land of 10,000 lakes and lots of pools.
2) In Minnesota everyone knows someone who has a BOAT, Pool, or lives on a lake.
Friends and relatives have pools and invite us over...