We had had our first pool party the other day. The girls loved it. The water was a little cold. Camille was a little aprehensive about going all the way in at first, and would just touch her bum on the water and stand up. Alli just did the cannon ball and went for it. After the rapid breathing and flapping of arms she got use to it and loved it. We didn't leave them in to long. After the discoloration of the lips we knew it was time to get out, but let me tell you the girls were not happy.