I did get to swim in the water with him now and then, and my nephew was also there who I swam with. Although I will give you one tip...don't, do not, don't even think about going into the hot tub before going into the not so hot pool. Its cold and not fun. And then don't go back into the hot tub for 2 minutes to be dragged back into the not so hot pool for 2 minutes, to be dragged back into the hot tub to be dragged back into the not so hot pool. Just not fun.