I have a new swimmer in my group that is so afraid that she will not put her face in the water, float, kick, ect. She stands and holds on the side of the pool refusing to try anything.

I have given her 6 hours of private lessons attempting to ease her out of her fear. During our last lesson she had a breakdown and said she was done trying to learn how to swim and would never come back. I talked her into giving me one more chance. But, honestly, I have no idea what else to try with this student to ease her fear.

Please offer suggestions of how you helped someone overcome fear in the water.Thank you