As soon as you take that last breath and dive you are suddenly cut off from the world that we comprise 99.99% of our life. You are now in an alien world and you can snatch a tiny little glimpse of that wondrous place.
Its only you and your own body that keeps you out of danger, it makes you feel very in-tune with yourself. I think thats also the reason why I find the discipline almost meditative, so are focused on you and your movements, your heart-rate and breath. Its all about your experience in your little bubble.
The love of the water and I hope I am able to instil into my son Josh. He is only 19 months old but already he shows a keen affinity to the water. He loves his weekly swimming lesson and daily dips in the pool (during summer).
He has recently started putting his head under the water and holding his breath which is a great this but can be worrying at times!