Each day the week before we went to the beach, Chandler and I attended a Mommy & Me swim class for half an hour with a friend of mine from high school. I wanted to get Chandler ready for the water. Boy did he love it! Now he's my little fish for sure! If you have little ones, I highly recommend taking some type of swim class with them. It gets them ready for the water, and you'll learn some things along the way, too.