On cloud nine — Against the blue sky, silhouettes of children stand out as they go flying through the air off the diving board at the Sun-N-Fun Lagoon in Naples. 'Can I go, mom? Just one more time? Look, my hands aren't even very pruned,' said eight-year-old Adam Wellie presenting his fingers for evidence. Before asking to take another jump, Adam had gone off the diving board 22 times in a row — he was counting. His mother, Linda, looked at him, smiling. 'Go on. Just a few more times, though.' Before the last word came out of her mouth, Adam had already secured his place in line. 'He's gone so many times today. I thought for sure he was going to lose his trunks a few times,' Wellie said. 'But I guess it's better than playing video games all day.' Although the North Naples water park has three waterslides, a water playground and endless lazy river, the diving board is one of the most popular attractions. The line — often stretching along the side of the pool — is filled with kids waiting to show off their best cannonball and hoping to make the biggest splash. Twelve-year-old Douglas Mitchell, here visiting his grandparents, was one of them. Douglas spent the 12-hour drive from North Carolina playing the video game 'Halo' with his twin brother, Shawn. Neither of them slept at all.  'They were glued to the TV the whole way here,' said their father, Eric. On this day the two boys were outside running, jumping and swimming — no batteries required. But the twins' video-game rivalry was not lost at the pool. 'Shawn can't make as big a splash as me,' said Douglas. 'I asked the lifeguard.'Published July 24, 2006

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On cloud nine — Against the blue sky, silhouettes of children stand out as they go flying through the air off the diving board at the Sun-N-Fun Lagoon in Naples. "Can I go, mom? Just one more time? Look, my hands aren't even very pruned," said eight-year-old Adam Wellie presenting his fingers for evidence. Before asking to take another jump, Adam had gone off the diving board 22 times in a row — he was counting. His mother, Linda, looked at him, smiling. "Go on. Just a few more times, though." Before the last word came out of her mouth, Adam had already secured his place in line. "He's gone so many times today. I thought for sure he was going to lose his trunks a few times," Wellie said. "But I guess it's better than playing video games all day." Although the North Naples water park has three waterslides, a water playground and endless lazy river, the diving board is one of the most popular attractions. The line — often stretching along the side of the pool — is filled with kids waiting to show off their best cannonball and hoping to make the biggest splash. Twelve-year-old Douglas Mitchell, here visiting his grandparents, was one of them. Douglas spent the 12-hour drive from North Carolina playing the video game "Halo" with his twin brother, Shawn. Neither of them slept at all. "They were glued to the TV the whole way here," said their father, Eric. On this day the two boys were outside running, jumping and swimming — no batteries required. But the twins' video-game rivalry was not lost at the pool. "Shawn can't make as big a splash as me," said Douglas. "I asked the lifeguard."Published July 24, 2006

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