And he's certainly earned the right. Rescued from captivity in Binh Duong province in January 2010, Bridger now relishes the opportunity to stretch out and float after all those years kept in a tiny cage with barely enough room to turn around - never mind practice a few strokes.
And we say good luck to him - whether it's a quick dip or a prolonged soak, floating belly-up on his back under the sun, or a frantic dive down deep, the choice is his.
Enjoy the pool party, Bridger. But hey, where's The Dodo's invitation?!
We hope you all have a great #MoonBearMonday and a fantastic week.