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Like most babies, twins Ellie and William Trykush cannot to sit up, crawl or walk on their own, but amazingly they can swim the entire length of a 25m pool unaided
These twins have amazed their parents by being able to swim the length of a swimming pool - at only NINE MONTHS OLD.
Like most babies Ellie and William Trykush cannot to sit up, crawl or walk on their own, but amazingly they can swim the entire length of a 25m pool unaided.
Proud first-time parents Vic and Charley Trykush did not think their babies had a special talent, until they took them to parent and baby swimming classes for the first time.
Charley said: “I thought all babies could do it.
“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.”
Ellie and William may well be the youngest swimmers in the country, as the smiling duo are fully capable of propelling themselves through the water wearing nothing but swimming nappies.
Swim instructor Amy Stanley said: “Mum and dad are very very relaxed with them in the water.
“They don’t panic when they are upturned in the water, when they are not quite coming round quick enough.
“Mum and dad don’t panic - they just let them come round in their own time.”
Dad Vic already has his sights on seeing his water babies in the Olympics.
He said: “Now they can swim and seeing that they were born in an Olympic year, 2012, I would love to see them at the 2028 Olympics possibly, when they’re 16, doing the open water swim.”