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Thanks so much -- -- -- has fairly learns to walk look at this video hear them.
At sixteen months old Elizabeth Christiansen.
-- walking she's proven herself to be a better swimmer than most adults as you can see here the fearless toddler swimming like crazy without any health.
Video from last year has just gone viral on the Internet and has some parents saying too much too soon possibly.
And -- now Elizabeth Christians -- her father Adam and swim instructor.
I les -- writer good morning to all three of you.
Good morning -- Adam -- let me start with you how do you decide to throw a little one before she could walk extensively into the water.
We when we moved to Texas who knows there is a lot of pools and that.
Elizabeth has always been very curious and likes to explore and one of the places she loves -- is the water.
And I know that if it only takes and Jennifer.
For a little toddler to slip away from -- and and how tragic would it -- -- to find her in the worst case scenario and so we.
We researched at different programs and we found that they I SR program was.
Was the best in and actually the most unique program out there and so we.
We investigated we found instructor -- -- -- -- and she did an absolutely wonderful job teaching Elizabeth how to swim and it was.
It was fantastic and now she can if she falls into the wood into the water she can save herself we don't have to worry about her.
We still have to watcher but we don't hardly matters not to worry so much about her safety we're watching the amazing video of her underwater here now and -- Lisa I assume this is part of the instruction you're doing.
Is -- -- same kind of program at least that I've heard about where you.
Basically throw the baby into the water and many people are shocked by that -- and then baby just has to fend for themselves or do you have a different methodology.
No we absolutely never -- child in the water and it's an extensive training process.
And as far as what their learning plan and I never and let them go in time for the that you plan on their and it's a very gradual process learning this when Flint -- tightening -- -- and resource.
So what is it about the baby that's that was only sixteen months old that kids.
-- the capability of knowing how to -- should we be doing this with every child.
I think every child -- learned to -- themselves should they fall into the water.
And diet it's important that they go through the infants and resource program because.
Your local rec center is not going to be able to teach us.
How do you teach him how to hold their breath and and how to do these movements when they.
Understands in some cases limited language even.
Well it's voluntary muscle memory -- like us that it's a gradual process and say -- Based Lily learn and to dvds -- -- the water.
Yeah so so Adam I understand that you said earlier you still have to be watching her.
24/7 but but what sort of sense of comfort -- you have as a parent now because every summer we hear about kids children.
-- Roughly there's about fourth.
Thousand a year that die -- drowning and.
And we think that we're smarter than our kids -- that we can put up fences we can put -- gates and we can keep them out of the pool.
-- they can climb fences they can pick -- -- I mean kids are Smart and if they're Smart enough to be able to do that than they should be a Smart enough to be able to swim.
In most cases where children -- all cases were children -- it's not something that was planned it was an accident that's why it's an accident and we wanted it to be a situation that if she did.
Get over a -- or she did get through an open gate that was left open on accident.
And fell into the pool that should be able to pull herself out -- the very least flip onto her back in and float there until somebody sees her.
And you know the difference of life and death can be six inches of water sometimes -- ability to flip over.
Wow it's amazing video and -- inspired a lot of parents to make a phone call possibly today to get these lessons infant swim dot com.
I -- Adam and baby Elizabeth thanks much for your time today.
Thank you so much have a great summer.
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