The boys have been in the water a lot this summer. Living so close to the water it's so important that they can both swim. We've been doing lessons at the YMCA, which have really helped get him used to the water, but he's grown very reliant on floatation devices. We have a Michael Phelps center in our town and they have really super summer camps available. We were only able to do it for a couple of weeks, but by the end of it Raf was swimming all by himself! They work on getting the kids comfortable submerged completely in the water. The progress was pretty amazing!
We also had a few lessons with some friends at another friend's pool! It was fun, and Charlie had lessons, too!