I’m so proud of my little boy! Less than a year ago, he was a terrified, clingy octopus when we came NEAR the water. Since then, we’ve taken him to swimming lessons (he didn’t “pass” the level one/two for the toddlers), and I took him to the pool at the gym pretty regularly. Took him a while to swim in the deeper water in a floaty suit, but once he got used to it, he learned to make himself go.
So I brought floaty suits here for him. And swim trunks. He was not pleased at the idea of going without his floaters, but he went. He hung on to the Woodsman and me, and one moment, he kicked off me and just went.
And just like that, he was swimming!
He doggy paddles, and then puts his face in the water, and brings it up for more of the doggy paddle before putting his face in again.
I’m sure most of it is from watching his brother in the water.