None of this is really a surprise to me. She takes after her Daddy in too many ways. I was very tentative starting out with swimming lessons and it took me quite awhile to pass beyond the first level. Apparently she's following in my footsteps! If only I could get her to understand that swimming lessons are for her benefit. Learning to swim will make the swimming pool much more enjoyable.
My 2 year old daughter, on the other hand, has no issues with water. She'll jump right in, no questions asked! She's ready to move beyond the parent-child level into the same level as my 5 year old, except that she still has stranger anxiety and isn't quite ready to handle a lesson with the instructor minus Mommy and Daddy.