Swimming all evening is exhausting work.
Pierce, though, thinks he can swim as well without his life jacket as he can with it. He propelled himself in the 8 foot deep end, didn’t resurface, and had to be rescued in a terrifying moment. He didn’t even take it water, sputter, or act like it was a big deal. He’d been paddling furiously underwater like he knew what he was doing. He stated calmly as can be that he hadn’t been able to find his life jacket so he just jumped in. He went down the slide, in over his head… with his life jacket, moments later – unfazed. This boy.