John LegendÂ is almost ready for the deep end!
The singer, 40, isÂ taking swim lessons for the first time since he was 5 years old.
â€œIâ€™m definitely not where I need to be, but Iâ€™m much better than where I was, and itâ€™s only been a couple months now,â€ he tells PEOPLE. â€œIâ€™m excited. Itâ€™s so much fun to learn and to feel much more confident in the pool.â€
Legend says that he didnâ€™t want to feel restrictedÂ due to not knowing how to swim.
â€œI was never afraid to go in the pool, but I was afraid to go in the deep end,â€ he explains. â€œIâ€™m happy that Iâ€™m able to live with less fear and be able to swim with my kids. It just opens up a lot more opportunities. I just want to be comfortable in any water settings. So if weâ€™re out on a boat on the ocean, if weâ€™re in a pool, no matter where we are.â€
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