How much do Pekins and Indian Runners swim? My ducks are 2 months old now and dont care much about swimming. They swim to clean themselves then shiver and want to get out within 10 minutes. The way my pond is built I have to help most of them get in, and out of the pond. When they are ready to get out they swim to the edge and wait for me to scoop them out. I'm afraid of letting them in the large pond/small lake because Im worried they wont come back to my side of the pond. Eventually will let them go but Im waiting until my duck coop is finished. This way they will know their home and where the food is. Any advice? How much do your ducks (of any breed) swim?