I remember my first swim lesson prior to my kindergarten year. Mr Titus was a Mr Clean - looking drill instructor. Kinda scared me a bit but he said if I didn't jump he'd come up and push me off the dive board as I stood at the end, hesitating. Sometimes we stand around waiting for the ice to thaw, sometimes we're caught off guard and just have to react when we fall right through it. Lessons to be had, either way. For his first time in, Huck was glad it thawed, though.