My son to too shy to swim! Please help...

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I want your help for a weird problem I am facing. My son is 14 years old and I want him to learn swimming. But he is just too shy to take off his shirt in front of anyone. He is facing this problem for a long time. Even in the hot summer days, he can't go shirtless even in our room. The reason he don't want to go to swim is that, he have to wear swimsuits. But he has no particular problem with his body, I know that. Otherwise he is perfectly normal (physically and mentally).
What should I do?

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/24/2013

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Why is modesty a problem?

And, no, my son at the age of 14, would not take his shirt off in front of me either.

I just don't understand why "in future he will be in serious trouble" simply because he's modest.

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But Shawnn, is your son shy to take off shirts in front of you, in the house? In my case, don’t you think, it’s unusual? After all he is a boy! If he doesn’t get out of this, in future he will be in serious trouble. Can you suggest any good measure?

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/24/2013

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Why does he have to take the shirt off to swim? I wear a swim shirt, my kids wear swim shirts (even at 19 & 16)...it's no big deal to wear a shirt in the pool.

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