He has jumped off the high dive before. Three months ago, June 11th, to be exact, was his first high-dive jump ever. He loved it. He has jumped about five times total since then. He is 6 1/2 years old and swims like a fish.
At the pool party last night, he asked if he could get into the pool. Sure, honey. As he walked to the end of the high dive, I called to him and suggested he try the water first before jumping off the high dive. I didn't want the shock of cold water to take his breath away. Someone nearby assured me the water was warm. "Ok, go ahead!" I called to him. We thought he would merely jump, like he has done before.
Luckily we both were watching, because HE DOVE OFF THE HIGH DIVE!!!! We had no idea he was going to dive! The adults at the party gasped and then clapped and laughed at the little guy's bravery and ease. He made it straight into the water, arms and head first with no belly or back-flopping at all! The life guard screamed, "Wow! Do you know how long it takes kids to do that?"
We were shocked and still couldn't believe he did it.
Later, Dad asked him if diving off the high dive was fun. "Yah. Well, it kind of hurt my face."