Oliver absolutely did NOT want to get out of the water the entire time we were at the beach. If he'd had his choice he would have stayed in this little ocean pool all day and night. He was very brave - he went into the big waves for a while. Daddy was close by, of course. He was very excited about his life jacket. It had a rocket and an astronaught on it. He didn't wear it the whole time because sometimes he just liked to free-float. If we lived closer to the ocean Oliver would be a tan little surfer boy.