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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Meet Twin Babies Who Cant Walk Or Talk But Can Swim A 25 Metres Pool
Tiny twins William and Ellenita Trykush are too young to walk or talk but can swim the length of a 25-metre pool at just nine months old.
The amazing water babies who were born 6 months premature love gliding up and down on their backs, kicking their legs to propel themselves along.
And as seen in the pictures above, they even smile while they’re swimming.
The twins’ extraordinary talent emerged during a family holiday to Cyprus in October when they began to swim underwater, unaided and without armbands.
On their return to Cirencester, Gloucestershire, their mother Charlotte, 35, took them to local baby pool at the Cotsworld Leisure Centre where they both suddenly set off on their backs.
‘It was astonishing. First they did five metres, then a width at seven metres, and then a length of 12 metres,’ said French-born Mrs Trykush, a former swimming coach.
‘There was hardly anyone in the adult pool, so I suggested to their teacher that we try the big pool.
‘They were loving it so much, they set off and did an entire length with me swimming underneath them on my back to make sure they were alright and to steer if they went off in the wrong direction.
‘Ellie was first - she always is - and William seemed to be copying his big sister.
‘We were so excited - all the receptionists and swimming coaches came to watch and were amazed.
‘One of the coaches has been teaching for 20 years and she said she’d never seen anything like it.
‘I think it comes naturally to them, as they are too young to actually learn the strokes.’
Now aged ten months, the twins go swimming twice a week - to their Duckling lesson with teacher Amy Stanley, and a practice session on the weekend.
Miss Stanley, 27, said: ‘They are the youngest children I’ve ever seen swim.
‘Normally children can swim at age three or four at the earliest.
‘A lot of babies can hang in the water, but Ellie and William can swim on top of the water and breathe independently.
‘It’s remarkable how they can do it, but they haven’t learnt, it just comes naturally.
‘They are so relaxed because Vic and Charly are so relaxed in the water and love swimming. It rubs off on them.’
Mr Trykush now has half an eye on the Olympics, having taken the twins to London this summer.
‘We won’t push them but it would be amazing to see them at the 2028 Games.
‘If they continue like this, who knows.'
I'm truly amazed by the ability of these extraordinary babies and would certainly look out for them at the Olympics in future...lol!