I have a client (Joey the Boxer) that we walk everyday. His generous owner lets us use their pool.
My son wanted a face mask to keep water out of his nose and eyes.
He thought he looked like a giant water bug. I tend to agree :)
So he gave up on the face mask. He is still learning to swim, hates to get water in his face though so it's been hard to teach him.
He tried his hand at crawling around the edge of the pool and made it all the way, without getting his head wet (which was his goal).
At least this summer he gets in the water up to his shoulders, which is better than last year!