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03:07 PM on 12/05/2012
What a stupid story. All babies can swim...you just have to throw them in the pool. They are used to doing it in the womb. This will not be a big story in a year or in 20 years, unless the kids go on to get Olympic gold for swimming.
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Jerry Barthel
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03:49 PM on 12/05/2012
That's what I was about to say. Its still interesting nonetheless.
02:58 PM on 12/05/2012
These little cuties just shamed 90% of the overweight, out-of-shape adults in America. Swim on, little babies, swim on! And as long as they're properly monitored and safe, I think it's adorably awesome!
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ycplum
Against Stupidity, the Gods themselves try in Vain
03:44 PM on 12/05/2012
Actually, the obese people have an easier time swimming. They don't have to worry about floating and can usually keep their head well above water. In my younger and more muscular days, I can actually sink to the bottom of the pool by exhaling.
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02:50 PM on 12/05/2012
Stupid. I've seen babies this young swim. This article is false.
02:59 PM on 12/05/2012
Agreed. My son was standing and walking holding on to furniture at 7 months. By 8 months he could stand up by himself from the middle of the floor and walk easily and unattended.
02:59 PM on 12/05/2012
The entire length of a pool, with NO help from adults?
03:30 PM on 12/05/2012
In that my daughter was able to do this and amaze people 31 years ago, I have no trouble believing it. It also took taking her to the pool everyday from the time she was just under 3 months old. She was able to do an Olympic size pool laps by 1 year old. She had no floaties, no help and was able to jump off the diving boards by 9 months. It is definitely possible, it just takes a lot of work.
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Ken Koziol
02:41 PM on 12/05/2012
cute but they are just floating. let see them free style then you have something.
03:00 PM on 12/05/2012
They "floated" the entire length of a pool?
04:26 PM on 12/05/2012
Yes
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justgoawaymad
02:40 PM on 12/05/2012
This is not news....this is not new. Its a known fact that babys can adapt to water WAY sooner than land. Do you people NOT do any research???? The only thing you have to do is expose them and give them some encouragement. ALL babys are natural swimmers.
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Chastity Pine
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02:29 PM on 12/05/2012
Little Olympic swimmers in training!
02:29 PM on 12/05/2012
we all swim the first 9 months of our lives!! lol
02:20 PM on 12/05/2012
The Native American Sioux tribe would teach babies to swim before they're able to walk. That's cool I guess for the twins though
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cee64e
01:44 PM on 12/05/2012
My grandchildren are like this. Natural swimmers. I remember many years ago when I was just a teen, our family belonged to a big swimming club. One of my Dad's friends had a three year old daughter that thought nothing of jumping off the 3m diving board into 18 feet of water (her father was always there in the pool close by). She'd bob up like a little cork, dogpaddle to daddy to catch her breath then swim to mommy waiting at the poolside ladder.

I've been told that underwater births are something infants do well with. A lot less stressful to mother and child
01:43 PM on 12/05/2012
watch Mermaids : The Body Found, it explains it were decendents and brothers to mermaids, and all babys at birth natrually can swim and know to hold there breath.
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havanasilkdogs
02:18 PM on 12/05/2012
Mermaids: The Body Found was a *FAKE* documentary. There is a disclaimer at the very beginning of the show. They made up an entire FAKE theory based on whale songs that stopped during military tests that may have caused problems with the whales hearing.
But, yes, human infants are naturally inclined to swim and hold their breath from birth until about 30 months. All babies should be encouraged to swim.
10:33 PM on 12/05/2012
.... lay off the crack
01:39 PM on 12/05/2012
I seem to remember several years back that there was a trend to have pregnant women give birth in a pool. Experts said they same thing then as now, that babies are well suited to be born in water as that is what they came from.
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LillyyF
11:39 AM on 12/05/2012
Oh and as an adult, I can barely swim 25 meters and survive. I'm also a long distance runner so athletics isn't the problem. I think that some people are fish and some just aren't.
04:00 PM on 12/05/2012
As a long distance runner you probably don't have much body fat, thats why you have difficulty. It is much harder to swim without much natural bouyancy.
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LillyyF
11:38 AM on 12/05/2012
My brother couldn't swim without floaties until he was 8 years old. He slipped and fell in the pool at around 5. Sunk like a rock. I had to dive in and get him. I don't think that this applies to all children. Some are bad at math and some can't swim.
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PumpkinGirl
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01:29 PM on 12/05/2012
LOL I have a girlfriend who was in the Army & she always failed the water part of her physical fitness tests - she would sink like your brother, every time!! My son is like a little fish in the water, has been since he was teeny - while my daughter had to be coaxed into it. I agree with you, not everybody has it!!
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GrandGran
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02:19 PM on 12/05/2012
All children should learn to swim not just for excercise but for safety. I grew up in the shadows of Johnny Weissmuller - you woud be too young to know him). He was an olympian and the first Tarzan. My dad was friends with. I took instructions from Johnie's swim coach and to this day I can remember the fear of being thrown ino the deep end and he yelled swim. I did and stil swim today. Here in AZ so many children die from pool death. If a family has a pool they must teach their children how to swim at an early age. The "Y" is the best place to learn. Good swimming to you and your brother. I truy hope you learn some day.
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Jerry Barthel
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03:53 PM on 12/05/2012
I totally agree with you! It could save their lives.
04:00 PM on 12/05/2012
Sorry, Johnny Weissmuller was not the first Tarzan. Elmo Lincoln was the first movie Tarzan. There were several other actors to portray Tarzan before Weissmuller made his first Tarzan movie. Weissmuller was probably the most well known, and probably the best Tarzan, though.
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11:36 AM on 12/05/2012
Hmm intriguing advert, is the ‘7 trumpets of revelation’ a sci-fi? I understand that others may have gotten a different ad but I love sci-fi and the ad wasn’t that clear.

Anyway, it’s amazing to see human instinct in operation.
Nothing gives me more hope, nothing!
09:55 AM on 12/05/2012
I run an on-line guide for parents about how babies learn skilled movement: stellarcaterpillar.com I encourage swim lessons for babies. There used to be a school in LA for infants run by Jen Loven and Hollywood would film her infant and toddler students swimming across the pool. She had a large celebrity clientele and was on the cover of Life Magazine with her granddaughter swimming unassisted next to her at 9 weeks old. In July 2011 the UK encouraged more swim time for babies and parents as part of an ati-obesity campaign.