So one might be inclined to think that a child on a ventilator might have some trouble with large bodies of water.
You would be right.
Buuuuuuuuuuut, I never let a silly thing like difficulty stop me. We took Dakin swimming yesterday in my awesome friend Liz's pool. After thoroughly gearing Dakin up in a special built-in floatie swimsuit and an innertube, we got in. Now, this isn't Dakin's first time in a pool. We went last year, but we didn't have a setup like this. Needless to say, Dakin wasn't thrilled with the accoutrements. We ended up taking the floaties out and the innertube off, and he was much happier after that. He kicked at the freed floaties, and splashed with his hand.