That was one of the reasons we wanted to move from Alaska, there is just more possibilities when raising a child and we are glad because Ellah enjoys the water so much. Living in Hawaii is perfect for this reason. No matter what, we can just go jump in the ocean and we never leave home without swimsuits and towels. She is learning how to swim, seriously, we tell her to kick and she goes at it and well it helps out that she has her own natural floating device! She loves putting her face in the water too, way more than Mommy does!