A toddler, Elizabeth, has been swimming since she was just 16 months old after her parents took her to Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) lessons.
Her parents wrote on the blog: “wouldn’t let a day pass without going to the pool to ‘go swimeen!’’
In the video clip, Elizabeth can be seen waiting for her dad to say ‘Go’ so that she can start swimming. It is really impressive to see her swimming as she is so small.
It is obvious that parents are worried about their baby’s safety and in the clip, her dad is keeping a close eye on her.
Her mom wrote on the blog: “In the video, my husband was not in the pool and she looked very much alone,”
“He said he was in the pool before, but he had wanted to stay on deck that time because she was starting to swim farther and it was faster to get to her by running across the deck and jumping in.”
They wrote under the video on their YouTube channel: ”At no point do we force our child to do anything she is unwilling to try. We are able to recognize infant/toddler fatigue in the swimming pool. Elizabeth is a very determined little girl and sometimes she wants to roll over and breath as she was taught and sometimes she wants to hold her breath the whole way. I was 100% prepared to jump in at first sign of distress.
“Please watch some of the other videos I’ve posted of her swimming and spread the word. Teach your child how to swim because it only takes a moment for them to slip under and drown. sometimes the difference between life and death can be six inches of water and their ability to flip over on their back and take a breath.
“My astonishment is not in the fact that she could swim across the pool because I always knew she could do it.My astonishment came from the fact that she didn’t turn around and come back to me.
This was her first time she didn’t come back to me :) Please! do not just throw your child in the water and expect them to swim.That is both dangerous and a quick way to traumatize your child and scare them from ever swimming. ISR uses specialized techniques in training infants and toddlers.