he was afraid of the water. He would get in, but it was only holding on to either one of us with a death grip. It's interesting what $1 (for the floaties) can buy you...confindence! He saw his cousin Sydney jump off the diving board and thought it looked like fun so he gave it a try without any coaxing. Now he is jumping off every second so we have to keep a super extra eye on him! It's so great to see your child overcome a fear. These are the mom moments that I live for!