Like most nine-month-olds, Ellie and William Trykush can’t yet crawl or walk on their own. But these amazing twins can swim the entire lenght of a 25 meter pool without help!
The babies are naturals in the water, as seen in the video below. Swim instructor Amy Stanley told the BBC that she has never seen anything like it.
First-time parents Vic and Charley Trykush didn’t realize their little tadpoles had any special talents until they took them to a parent and baby swimming class.
“I thought all babies could do it,” Charley told the Mirror. “It wasn’t until we came to swimming lessons and people got so excited about it that we realised just how unusual it was and how clever they were.”
Proud dad Vic said he would “love to see them at the 2028 Olympics possibly, when they’re 16, doing the open water swim.”
According to London Baby Swim founder Phil Shaw, babyhood is the perfect time to get little ones comfortable in the water.
“Nine months in a water environment means babies are perfectly prepared to swim from birth,” he told MSNBC.
How old were your kids when you first started teaching them to swim?
Check out the the video of these aquatic marvels:
Note: The recommended age by the American Academy of Pediatrics for swimming lessons for children is 4.