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    went swimming with us when we were toddlers. We had little tubes too, but mostly Mom or Dad would just float us along supporting us by our stomachs and let us paddle along, then do the 'come to me' thing and then let us go. One summer I and my friends went to the neighborhood pool every day the pool was open. Neither my brother nor I are afraid of being underwater at all. I am a big fat thing on land but when I am in the water I am like a seal. I can stay in cooler water for a long time-hours-and I love snorkeling. The only time I remember being afraid of being in the water was when a diving coach yelled at me for screwing up a backwards dive. Sometimes I dream I can breathe under water.

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