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Can young babies really swim underwater?

Definitely yes...but parents must have proper instruction before submerging a baby. The WABC recommends that when first learning breath control, submersions must be brief (one to three seconds) and few in number (less than six per class). Once the child can consistently initiate the submersions and can demonstrate competent breath control, submersions can become longer and more frequent. Children should never be forced underwater – we follow their cues and always respect them!