In order to get kids to have less fear of the water, they teach them to blow bubbles (this getting part of the face in the water). Eventually it leads to blowing "Submarine Bubbles" which is when the whole face goes in the water. Bella is working on that one, but isn't quite ready.
And lastly... the last 10 minutes of class they always let the kids pick a toy to play with. Bella always seems to pick the orange ball to play with. We usually throw it and she swims after it with my help. Practicing her "kick, kick, kick" and "reach & pull". For the most part she only does those two things in the bath time and not at swim class... little stinker.