Talented baby jumps in and swims across pool

SwimWithSherriPublished: June 29, 2014Updated: May 29, 20171,733,084 viewsVirality: 2%
Published: June 29, 2014Updated: May 29, 2017

Here we can see a case of infant swimming, which is the phenomenon of human babies and toddlers reflexively moving themselves through water and changing their rate of respiration and heart rate in response to being submerged. The slowing of heart rate and breathing is called the bradycardic response.

It is not true that babies are born with the ability to swim, though they have reflexes that make it look like they are. Babies aren't old enough to hold their breath intentionally or strong enough to keep their head above water.

This adorable baby, named Aiden, jumps right into the backyard pool and manages to swim across it with ease! Have you ever seen a baby swim like that before? He may be a future Olympian!

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