Surely it's the first step of many to roll up on your own for the first time, and it's a long road to get from those first pool rolls to consistently rolling up in conditions. But of all the steps to building a solid roll, I'm not sure any are as fun as that first one. Certainly it feels that way to me, standing in the pool, helping someone find their first.
Many thanks to Steve for being a great student. In 2 hours he went from his first wet-exit, and a few self-rescues, to his first handful of rolls. We look forward to continuing to build on this first session, and I'm sure we'll see Steve in the tide races before too long.