One-Year-Old Boy Is Already An Expert In Swimming
This little guy is only twenty-months-old, but can swim and float and save himself in the pool! Amazing skills for a baby!
Tristian is twenty-months-old, and he swims like a duck already. This video isn't plugging any particular training method or school, so we don't know where Tristian acquired his aquatic acumen. He goes right underwater face first, and paddles his feet like a pro. He holds his breath by keeping his lips pursed, and his nostrils shut, just like a little manatee.
When underwater, Tristian looks at the camera and moves around without any fear. He's perfectly at home in the water, in fact, and when he needs a breath. He turns his face skyward and simply moves his face out of the water to breathe. It's so simple, even a baby can do it!
Yet, for all his swimming prowess, Tristian isn't really showing off. He's just showing how it's done. Why shouldn't he? You came here to see a toddler swim like a fish, didn't you? Well, there's one right there! As it turns out, there's a lot of information out there about when to introduce your child to swimming lessons. There are also cautionary tales that teaching your child to swim isn't necessarily the be-all, end-all to preventing him from drowning. But judging from his proximity to the camera operator, we're pretty sure the lad is well-supervised here in a backyard swimming pool. We're seeing a lot of palm trees, so he could be in Florida where ample swimming opportunities abound.
The little guy is such a natural floater he can't really go underwater very far without trying. He's always near the surface, where all he has to do is turn over, grab a breath, and return to submarine mode.
“Down periscope!” OO-oo-GAA! OO-oo-GAA! And down he goes again. The water is as clear as can be. It looks so refreshing.
Look at those little legs kicking with style. His diving artistry isn't quite Olympic, but it sure is practical. Just jump in, start kicking, and swim like no one's watching. We don't know how long young Tristian can keep this up, but even if he gets tired from kicking, he seems to know how to float on his back. If he can float this well in fresh water, imagine how easy it will be to stay afloat in salt water.
He doesn't have to be perfect, either. Learning to swim is like riding a bicycle, as they say, meaning you never forget. The rudiments will be ingrained for the rest of his life. We don't know if he plans to compete, or maybe he has other latent terrestrial talents waiting to be explored. The important thing is Tristian is one up on the game of growing up, which he apparently attacks with passion.
This is upbeat little video is set to a Calypso rhythm that makes us feel good about everything happening. There are no bad side effects from watching an infant moving around in the water like a little motor boat. We look forward to seeing you next year, Tristian! In the meantime, stay safe.