Wow Annie!!!!! So glad you got Black Boy!!! ,,,uh..I mean Matey!
He's so cute, and you'll have so much fun with him! So happy you got the puppy you've had your eye on all along!
To answer your question about swimming holes around here....hmmm..the only place I can think of would be the boat launching ramp area out at Bolton Pond...I think it's Rt.6 or 44.....I believe I used to see dogs swimming there when we used to sail...it's a small place, so there are no large boats allowed..another choice would be Coventry Lake...but not the public swimming area...maybe you could find a nice spot off the road.
We have a place up near Lake Winnepesauke in NH, so that's where our guys go...just remember, you're always going to run into the one or two people that frown upon dogs in the lakes!!!! I've run into that a few times myself up north! :?