We got a pool this summer 🙂 It is just the right height for Little Man to walk around in and feel safe.
Over the course of the summer he basically taught himself how to swim.
He started out very timid and did not want anyone to touch him and just wanted to be left alone while in the pool.
After a while and seeing his friends playing in the water and jumping and diving he started to do those things too but still just needed the space to feel it all out 🙂 This is very much how my son is! He is an observer and wants to take it all in before trying it for himself. By the end of the summer he was jumping off the ladder, letting us throw him, diving, and swimming from one side of the pool to the other.