I feel about as comfortable in water as I do on land. I am proud of that ....
There was a Dairy here where we were talking about this today in the comments. I was kind of stunned most people learned how I learned. My parents just threw me in the water and said swim. Now they were in the water with me. No child abuse :). But as I get older, and I am turning around 45, I am stunned folks do the shit they do.
An example below the fold ....
This is my niece:
Katie. Just a pic from a few days ago swimming with dolphins.
A couple weeks ago my brother asked me if I wanted to come watch her take her swimming class. I think I said that is the stupiest thing in the world. (1) You are paying somebody to teach your daughter how to swim and (2) Why not get in the water with her.
I said I wanted to come. Katie and I are close. But why would I want to see her take a class to swim if I don't know I could swim around with her. Katie and I went for a swim.
That seemed to confuse my brother, cause well they don't get in the water with her. I don't understand.