The moral of that story: Ellie will do what she wants to do when she is good and ready.
Enter: Memorial Day Weekend, 2014. The pool opened. At best, Ellie would stick her feet in the baby pool. In the big pool, she cried. We were lucky to get a smile.
I got her a puddle jumper. It has a shark on it. Ellie loves sharks. The first time we tried the puddle jumper, she took it off and threw it, yelling at the shark, "No more sharkies swimmin' in the pool!!"