Okay, here are the steps:
Step 1: See how dirty the water dish is from not being used much over the winter. Bang out as much dirt as you can.
Step 2: Clean out the rest of the dirt with water.
Step 3: Fill the water dish up to the top. That way there's lots of water for swimming.
Step 4: Run and Run and Run and Run and Run and get really hot and tired.
Step5: First clean off your ball. All that dirt starts to taste funny on you ball after awhile. DO NOT hand the ball to Mom right after coming out of the water dish. She doesn't like that and will ignore you until the gooey feeling in her hand goes away. Bounce it on the patio a few times to get the excess water off, THEN hand it to Mom for more throwing.
Step 6: Step into the water dish with your front feet.
Step 7: Stand in the water for a few minutes.
Step 8: This is the swimming part. Splash water onto your back legs and all over the patio. This picture was supposed to be of me swimming, but I tricked Mom and stepped out instead. She went inside to change her batteries and I swam! hehehe
Step 9: After a good swim in the water dish, lay on the patio in the water you splashed everywhere. Cement is the best patio material because if it's in the shade, it's usually cool.
That's how you swim in your water dish! Remember to only do this outside! Mom and Dad get really mad if you do it inside. Sometimes they forget to set up your outside dish though and if you do it once inside, they'll get the hint to fill the outside dish.
Enjoy! It's a BLAST!!!