So I did it! Both days! I got up early - and was at the gym 45 minutes from my house at 6AM for the swim class! The first day I got so many pointers and for the first time swam for a whole hour (not including time clinging to the side catching my breath!) On Wednesday I went back for more and the instructor didn't show, but there was a lady who normally teaches water aerobics there and she asked me what I was working on and she watched me swim and gave me pointers. She said it looked like I had taken everything to heart and was really working on it! My stroke looks very efficient, my kick looked strong (which was good because on Monday morning I didn't kick at all) but my breathing was still a little out of sync. The Monday guy had me practicing bilateral breathing (breathing on both sides) and the lady told me to start with just breathing on the one side that is most comfortable for now because when I try to go to both sides I go to long between breaths.
I want to make the most of the classes because I can only go to 6 more and then Logan is back in school and I can't make it to the class anymore, but so far so good!