Quoting luvmomyhood:" My daughter is 3 I just signed her up for lessons and I'm nervous because she hates it when water touch her face...hoping she will do ok"
Hope she does ok....swimming lessons include just taking your child and throwing them under the water and letting them pop back up on their own.
My kids started at 4 months. They do the same you hold onto your baby blow in their face and when they hold their breath and close their eyes you shove them underwater and let them pop back up. Its so fun and they love it so much...well mine did anyways lol good luck.