We like to start a puppy by carrying them out in the water and letting them swim to shore. Our local pond had a big drop off so we didn't take Mica out very far this first time.
Sky says "swim, Mica, swim". We did this several times and she showed interest in following Sky back in the water, but wasn't quite ready yet. A few more intro's to water and she will be swimming like an olympian we are sure!