Believe it or not, cats LOVE swimming. No, seriously. We swear.

Cats go swimming more often than you would suspect. We wanted to break the stereotype of cats being strictly land dwellers, so here are ten cats who are clearly loving life in the pool.

cats in swimming pools
That is a look of sheer, unadulterated joy on that Siamese’s face. Look at his smile!

cats in swimming pools
Fluffy is just trying to get the water out of his eyes. Make no mistake, he’s having a fantastic time.

cats in swimming pools
Nope, that isn’t a desperate, deer-in-the-headlights look of existential dread. We don’t know what you’re talking about.

cats in swimming pools
Just getting ready to shove off the wall and start her laps for the day.

cats in swimming pools
Her water polo coach is doing a great job of helping her work on her eggbeater.

cats in swimming pools
Whoops, that spike was a little low, buddy.

cats in swimming pools