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(Mirror.co.uk)   Aqua twins, who can swim the full length of a 25m pool, to get lessons on how to crawl, sit up and walk next   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 41
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2012-12-04 10:44:55 AM
Aqua Twin powers activate!
 
2012-12-04 11:10:56 AM
ew
 
2012-12-04 11:28:13 AM
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2012-12-04 11:52:05 AM
Someone sent me a link recently that was for a baby water safety training course and it had a baby walking out and falling into a pool and flipping onto its back and just kind of floating.  The baby started wailing but it was just basically floating around for five or so minutes screaming.

Finally daddy comes out and grabs the little bouy.
 
It was interesting and disturbing at the same time and brought a whole new level to what journalistic integrety involves.  Where exactly does baby swimming infomercial cameraman fall on the spectrum of "simply document/get the got damned baby out of the pool" spectrum?
 
2012-12-04 12:45:25 PM

brap: Someone sent me a link recently that was for a baby water safety training course and it had a baby walking out and falling into a pool and flipping onto its back and just kind of floating.  The baby started wailing but it was just basically floating around for five or so minutes screaming.

Finally daddy comes out and grabs the little bouy.
 
It was interesting and disturbing at the same time and brought a whole new level to what journalistic integrety involves.  Where exactly does baby swimming infomercial cameraman fall on the spectrum of "simply document/get the got damned baby out of the pool" spectrum?


If there is sinking and bubbles involved, he'll (probably) put the camera down and grab a dip-net.
 
2012-12-04 01:09:06 PM
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2012-12-04 01:11:17 PM
Yeah, I dropped a pair of floaters in the ol' pool this morning - if you know what I mean.
Damn things tried to crawl out, too!
 
2012-12-04 01:11:31 PM
Not incredible at all. I have a friend who teaches babies to swim. She prefers to have the baby handed to her straight out of the womb. The younger they are, the easier it is to teach them. This is because babies are born without a fear of water. They learn the fear from their mothers. She does not allow mommies in the pool during lessons because they tend to be very nervous; the babies pick up on this immediately and become frightened. Babies naturally attempt to swim and all she has to do is help them learn to coordinate their movements so that they can swim purposefully. It's actually rather impressive to watch.
 
2012-12-04 01:12:18 PM
Not amused...

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2012-12-04 01:12:40 PM
Shinzon has kids?

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2012-12-04 01:15:41 PM
Damn, you brits change like superheroes.
 
2012-12-04 01:18:27 PM
Why did I know that one of the parent was already calculating the big money for the olympics, Seriously dude, they are 9 month old and floating on there farking back.

Not figuring out faster than light travel here, just basicaly floating. No mass, large area, yes they float
 
2012-12-04 01:21:02 PM
Kids don't belong in pools before they're potty-trained. Swim diapers do not work as advertised.
 
2012-12-04 01:21:33 PM
The swimming is amazing, but what kids aren't sitting up or crawling at 9 months old? It took all kinds of parent-fu to keep those kids corralled once they started crawling.
 
2012-12-04 01:21:57 PM
 
2012-12-04 01:22:06 PM
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2012-12-04 01:26:24 PM
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YEAH BABY, YEAH!
 
2012-12-04 01:28:17 PM
If only we could immerse the babies in water say....9 months or so before birth then we could get them a head start on this.
 
2012-12-04 01:31:18 PM
I remember seeing a report a few decades ago about a movemernt of people giving birth in water. The baby is litterally born under water. supposedly it is easier on the mother and less of a shock to the baby. As soon as the little sucker swuirted out it would imediately stat swiming. Keep in mind that a baby just spent 9 months in a liquid environment. We are born knowing how to swim. Those that cannot swim had to unlearn it.
 
2012-12-04 01:32:53 PM
I wonder how they'll do with a couple kilos of cocaine strapped on their little backs?
 
2012-12-04 01:39:15 PM
They're in a swimming pool. Just wait until the parents get them into the ocean and realize that they can telepathically communicate with fish.
 
2012-12-04 01:41:01 PM
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2012-12-04 01:52:14 PM

bwilson27: [upload.wikimedia.org image 200x313]
YEAH BABY, YEAH!


Tonight, you!
 
2012-12-04 02:04:50 PM
Can't all babies float? The only difference is these babies aren't freaking out. And, I would suspect their kicking motion is simply reactionary, not an intentional act of trying to get somewhere.
 
2012-12-04 02:10:53 PM
Cute, but not that unusual...I though all babies instinctually loved water. I had mine in the water around a month old (was too freaked about chlorine, as well as potential river bacteria to go earlier), not really teaching swimming, but just had him at the river, holding him in the water and lazily floating. My mother did the same with me. It was great to never have to deal with some of the fear of water my friends' kids were dealing with, and with swim lessons early, it's was good to know he could hold his own on the river.
 
2012-12-04 02:25:11 PM
My daughter was walking on her own at 9 months and could swim the same as these kids.

Writer is a moran.
 
2012-12-04 02:25:52 PM
I jumped in a pool when I was 3. I remember it well. I *thought* I was swimming. My pop jumped in fully clothed to get me out---an image I still have. My parents were freaked, and had our hotel room (opening to the pool area) moved to another area.

I'm sure I would have jumped back in first chance I got! It was fun.
 
2012-12-04 02:37:44 PM
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2012-12-04 02:45:58 PM
Until the "adults" fark the infant humans up, they swim very well.
Some are a trifle slow catching on and I understand and lament the disuse of the filtering device of sink or swim.

See a lot of sinkers in public office that could have been voided many years ago.
 
2012-12-04 02:48:05 PM
You can find an infant swim instructor near you. Infant Swim Self Rescue.

Every infant/toddler/child should know how to swim. It would save countless tragedies every year.

Not to mention it makes a great party trick. *throws baby in pool*
 
2012-12-04 02:56:50 PM
Babies float in water.

OLYMPIC SUPERSTARS!
 
2012-12-04 03:05:37 PM
My 2 year old can count to 50 knows his ABCs and can read simple sentences.

shiatting in a pot, not so much
 
2012-12-04 03:06:10 PM
I guess that is special, I don't know. But I know I was walking at that age and could swim a little from what my parents say. I'll never get how adults (sober) or kids down in flat water. Learn basic swimming.

/dad was a lifeguard so that helped.
/not hasselhoff though
 
2012-12-04 03:07:05 PM

dforkus: My 2 year old can count to 50 knows his ABCs and can read simple sentences.

shiatting in a pot, not so much


i can count to 50 in spanish. CINCUENTA
what comes after that
jesus i'm so dumb

*hits head on ceiling fan*
 
2012-12-04 05:18:39 PM
Came for the hot twins in swimsuit pics. I am thoroughly disappoint!
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2012-12-04 05:20:26 PM

TrapperVZ: I remember seeing a report a few decades ago about a movemernt of people giving birth in water. The baby is litterally born under water. supposedly it is easier on the mother and less of a shock to the baby. As soon as the little sucker swuirted out it would imediately stat swiming. Keep in mind that a baby just spent 9 months in a liquid environment. We are born knowing how to swim. Those that cannot swim had to unlearn it.


Are you familiar at all with how little space is available inside a uterus? To call a fetuses movements during 9 months of gestation "swimming" is kind of like calling a full grown adult squeezed into the trunk of a car "running." Sure, a water birth might involve a baby moving its limbs around under water, but to call that "swimming" is basically equivalent to calling a newborn, laying on its back and flailing its arms and legs around randomly dead-bug style "walking."

Also, I'll maintain my skepticism about these two little nuggets swimming 25 m until I actually see the film. At the pace they were moving in the footage that did show them in the water, it looks like it would have taken about 45 minutes.
 
2012-12-04 06:54:29 PM

misanthropologist: TrapperVZ: I remember seeing a report a few decades ago about a movemernt of people giving birth in water. The baby is litterally born under water. supposedly it is easier on the mother and less of a shock to the baby. As soon as the little sucker swuirted out it would imediately stat swiming. Keep in mind that a baby just spent 9 months in a liquid environment. We are born knowing how to swim. Those that cannot swim had to unlearn it.

Are you familiar at all with how little space is available inside a uterus? To call a fetuses movements during 9 months of gestation "swimming" is kind of like calling a full grown adult squeezed into the trunk of a car "running." Sure, a water birth might involve a baby moving its limbs around under water, but to call that "swimming" is basically equivalent to calling a newborn, laying on its back and flailing its arms and legs around randomly dead-bug style "walking."

Also, I'll maintain my skepticism about these two little nuggets swimming 25 m until I actually see the film. At the pace they were moving in the footage that did show them in the water, it looks like it would have taken about 45 minutes.


Let me guess you're an abortionist
 
2012-12-04 07:25:49 PM
Nine months and not sitting up? What's wrong with them?
 
2012-12-04 09:24:55 PM

lewismarktwo: Aquatic


I knew somebody would have heard of the aquatic ape theory, but has anybody heard of the Pliocene Pussy Cat theory? That was a good one.
 
2012-12-04 10:21:37 PM
Both my little boys were happily paddling away with their little footsies in the bathtub as infants. They probably could have swam away in deep enough water. But both were definitely sitting up and crawling at nine months. Hell, just tonight they took a bath together for the first time (4 year old and 10 month old) since the baby can sit up in the tub properly.
 
2012-12-05 02:56:31 AM
Yeah, not weird at all. Many, many babies are intuitive swimmers straight out of the womb that require no aid. Granted, I'd not suggest throwing every baby into a pool, but it's not something newsworthy.
 
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