We've seen more than our fair share of soldiers surprising their families by coming home, but this one might be a cut above the rest.

In this video, a soldier hides out in the water while his family swims. Unbeknownst to them, the father lurks in the water. They thought he was supposed to return from Afghanistan in another three weeks, but he certainly managed to pull the wool -- or is that salt water? -- over their eyes.

Watch their surprise as they film what they think is a video message to their soldier dad/husband who they believe is overseas. We wonder if the little kids think Dad swam all the way from Afghanistan.