Picked up a copy of bracing and rolling and finally figured out a brace (first try too). After about a dozen times I was able to brace out of having both shoulders and head completely submerged, on both sides of the boat. This may sound trivial to some of you... but I've taken 4 "pool session" classes (8 hours) and wasn't ever able to figure it out. It amazes me people haven't copied EJ's teaching method. Also got my first hand roll on the second attempt... sucks it's the end of the season!
Now if only my wife could figure out her roll LOL