They both did pretty well listening to their instructors. They worked on freestyle and froggy (breast stroke) swimming. Elizabeth's favorite part of the class was at the end when her instructor got out a few pool toys and let the kids throw them and swim for them on the shallow area of the steps.
Jason's instructor started the class working on strokes with each kid then as the days progressed she worked on getting them to work more and more on jumping in and swimming (or trying to swim) to her. Most of the time Jason's swimming looked pretty frantic, but by the end he was starting to get it down a bit. His form needs a lot of work, but he is able to get his head out of water to take a breath which is a huge improvement.
At home we practice with them in our pool, but have their continue to wear their lifejackets when we are playing to be sure they are safe.