So I have enrolled for private swimming lessons last week where I pay £25 per 30 min session. It was ok but since I have been watching youtube videos, I noticed that the first thing they teach is floating on front and back. However, my instructor had me on a noodle to kick around the pool where she was holding the noodle and I was on top. Then she left me alone on the noodle where I kicked around the pool and she was next to me following. She said on the next session, she is planning for me to do breastroke without the noodle as we practiced the leg and arm kick on the noodle. Should I not be learning to learn to float on my front and back before doing the breastroke? I have been watching youtube videos and thats the first thing they teach students before progressing to strokes. Also she didnt mention anything to hold my breath when swimming or floating and I think that is left out too. I have also discovered that you need air in your lungs to do any stroke and to stay on the surface of the water, am I right? she made me do dog paddle and my body was below the surface nearly sinking and struggled to stay up. I am just concerned if I am with the wrong instructor, please help.