Had a little break through in the swimming world at our house over the weekend. Yes, Anna did swim to 4 best times and does look more confident in the water. But the break through was not a physical one, but rather a mental one.
I think the correlation between practice attendance and effort at said practice and the result of getting better is starting to be understood. No different than studying for a test, or working on a big project. Effort equals results.
If is always good when the student realizes it without the Teacher having to talk about it.
Progress in the right direction is always a good thing.