I bet you didn’t wake up today expecting to feel bested by a one-year-old child, but you’re going to. Because Ashley Graham‘s tiny son is so incredibly good at swimming, it’ll make you doubt your own skills. In a recent Instagram post, Graham shared a video of her son Isaac giving Michael Phelps a run for his money while on a family vacation.
His swimming skills are so impressive, basically everyone who watched felt compelled to comment something to the tune of, “WOW” or “OMG.”
And once you watch it for yourself, and see those tiny little buns of his just propelling across the length of the pool, you’ll be saying those things too.
“Little boy’s a swimmer,” Graham captioned the video. Heck yeah he is!
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Many of the comments on her post were of friends and fellow celebrities in awe of little Isaac’s water skills. Because, let’s be honest, it’s really hard NOT to be impressed!
Other comments came from parents expressing their anxiety and others asking for swim lesson tips!
It may be jarring for some people watching the video to see a kiddo so tiny swimming without the assistance of a floatation device, but many water safety organizations warn that devices like Puddle Jumpers and life vests can offer little swimmers a false sense of security.
According to Hand in Hand Water Safety Foundation, “floaties” can teach ineffective floating and swimming postures while also offering a “false sense of security” to both parents and kids, because children who wear them believe they can swim whether they’re wearing them or not. For more information about proper water safety, visit bewatersafe.org.
As for Graham’s son Isaac, well, it looks like he’s doing just fine.