British supermodel Naomi Campbell has had very little use for swimming pools for most of her life - because she only just learned how to float in water over the summer (03).

A few months ago, the leggy beauty, 33, was helped into the warm waters of the Mediterranean by popular Italian designers STEFANO GABBANA and DOMENICO DOLCE, who encouraged her to try her best to stay afloat.

And the mission was met with success - Campbell can now officially do the doggy-paddle.

She admits, "I'd had this big fear of not being able to float."

11/11/2003 17:13