That doesn’t look scary to me at all. People who keep their kids in floaties till they’re 7 scare the shit out of me.
We actually had to just throw all the floaties away. SB really liked his floaties, they were so much easier for him. The swim teacher says that they promote poor body positioning in the water, and would make it take longer for him to swim. It was a pain, because it meant someone had to be in the water with him all the time, instead of watching from the side with a cold beer, but it was totally worth it.