For at least the last few years, my nephew Nathan has had a really hard time remembering that he already knows how to swim. I had shown him photos of himself swimming as a baby and toddler when I used to take him to swim classes. It didn't help. He just couldn't believe that he could swim.
Every time I took him to a pool or a lake he felt really insecure trying to swim without wearing a life jacket. Now, I'm all for life jackets when they are appropriate for safety. However, it always seemed sad that Nathan would spend all his time being insecure and maybe on the last day of a week long trip start to finally swim on his own again.
Not so, this time in Palm Springs! Nathan used his life jacket for about 5 minutes.
Then, with a little urging from his Dad, he began diving for coins at the bottom of the pool.
All this while telling me that he still couldn't really swim ACROSS the pool....
Funny how quickly he proved himself wrong!