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The video has more than 75 million views worldwide
Several days ago, specifically last weekend, American Krysta Meyer shared a video on her TikTok account in which her son Oliver could be seen participating in a swimming class at the Little Fins Swim School survival school in Colorado Springs ( United States ). A video that, in a matter of hours, drew the attention of millions of users of the platform, who have seen the video more than 75 million times to date.
As Meyer explained, it was a survival training that could save the life of the eight-month-old in case of accidentally falling into a pool since it teaches him to float: “Oliver amazes me every week. I can’t believe he learned so much with only two months in the academy. He is a minnow. ” However, the networks have harshly criticized the controversial training, where there are people who have come to compare the training with a real torture exercise for the child .
This is the controversial video: “I have received death threats”
In the video in question we can see one of the instructors of the center throwing the baby into the water from a meter high . After submerging in the pool, and thanks to the instructions of the instructor through a series of clicks, the little one floats face up. This allows that, in case of unexpectedly falling into the pool in the future, the baby knows how to float and lie on his back until someone can rescue him.
After the success of this video, the author of it has acknowledged in statements to Buzzfeed that she has received thousands of comments from people denouncing that she should not do that with her son: ” I have received death threats . People have told me that I am the worst mother in the world, that I am putting my children in danger and that I am traumatizing them. “
“I know it seems crazy”
For that same reason, and in the face of thousands of criticisms leveled at her, the 27-year-old has assured that it was only a sporadic activity that is part of the swimming course . According to the co-owner of the Little Fins swimming school, Lauri Armstrong, the children who are part of this course are not in danger: “The premise of these courses is safety. We teach 8-month-old children to assess a situation of these characteristics and find a way to get out of the water. I know it sounds crazy. ”
The head of the center explains that the objective of these classes is not to teach the little ones how to swim, but for babies to feel comfortable in the water and to learn to turn around in case they fall into the pool. Several days later, and after reading some of the criticisms, Meyer has shared an infographic on her TikTok profile that shows the data of babies who have died from drowning and how useful these types of classes can be to avoid new ones. Cases.
@mom.of.2.boyssOliver amazes me every week! I can’t believe he is barely 2 months in and is catching on so fast. He is a little fish. ##baby ##swim♬ original sound – mom.of.2.boyss
@mom.of.2.boyssNow do your own research 😏 swim class is not a substitute to watching your child but to give them that fighting chance. ##nochilddrowns ##watersafety♬ Midsummer Madness (feat. Joji, Rich Brian, Higher Brothers & AUGUST 08) – 88rising