CLEARWATER, Fla. -

An 8-year-old boy from England says he could have swum with Winter, a dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, for `a million of hours.'

Cieran Kelso recently had the rare opportunity to swim with Winter, the star of the movie Dolphin Tale. Winter uses a prosthetic tail.

Kelso could relate. As a double amputee, he uses custom-made prosthetic flippers to swim.

The Tampa Bay Times reported Sunday that local tourism officials flew Kelso and his family from England to Florida, surprising him with a visit to the aquarium to swim with Winter.

The family kept the trip a secret from Kelso until Aug. 16th when his dream came true. Kelso says he's Winter's biggest fan and that swimming with him was "greater than great."