This kid literally grew up over night. He "was three and then changed to four." It's been a summer of HUGE growth with him. HE loves to swim. Actually love would be an understatement. I guess he does come by it naturally. ;)
Fear of the water hasn't ever been a issue with either of our littles. Wyatt turned 3 at the beginning of the summer and within 2 weeks was jumping off the diving, swimming to the side (without a floatation device of any kind), getting rings from the shallow, etc. It just clicked...
About 1/2 through the summer he started asking me to teach him the "right way to swim." There weren't many places to start lesson this late in the summer so we settled for a 6 week class at the local YMCA.
He loves it! We only have 3 classes left and he is already asking for more...;)