Take the Plunge (via Parents.com)
Inevitably, some kids will cry about going in the water even after weeks of sitting poolside. “It’s hard for parents to see their child work through that kind of fear,” explains Emmalee Morse, an aquatics supervisor for Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Go ahead and carry your child into shallow water — even if she’s kicking and screaming. Hold her in front of you with your arms around her. Take a toy with you, sing songs, and do anything you can to distract her and help her feel safe.
Remember: “Just keep swimming!” – Dory