We recently found a small stretch of beach perfect for our boys to enjoy. Stanley, our 2 year old, really wants to swim instead of just wading into the water like his older brother. He's not a bit afraid, it just seems like he physically can't figure it out. If I stand with him and hold him under his chest, he swims beautifully. As soon as I let go, he's a mess. His back end sinks and his front paws stop paddling and just flail and splash. He remembers to keep his head up, but loses whatever balance, or ability to float or whatever mojo was working. Is there some physical attribute of boxers that makes them such awkward swimmers? I thought perhaps their deep chests or cropped tails? Of course from here on out, Stanley will wear a life vest and he will pretend he can out swim any lab, but I was hoping his inability to swim well is due to his physiology and not because he's as big a dork in the water as he is on dry land.