I am not a parent. I have no idea the age at which you should let your baby swim in the pool without swimmies and a lifejacket and you in the pool with them, holding onto their bodies, with you also in a lifejacket. Is it 15? What is the legal baby alone swimming age? 18? 17, but only if they take a certain amount of swimming lessons from the local YMCA? 16, but you can only swim in a shallow above-ground pool that is filled only halfway? I just don’t know! The fact is that I am not a cop and I haven’t looked into swimming licences in ages. The baby you’re about to watch in this video is well below what I believe to be the legal swimming alone age (between 15 and 20, let’s say), but that does not take away from the fact that she knows exactly how to do summer, and she is doing it right. Swimming in a pool, for one. Taking some chances, accomplishing some leisure goals, having parents that are pretty chill and relaxed, wearing an adorable outfit. She is doing it. We are not doing it. We are inside and we are at computers and probably we wouldn’t even be able to swim very well if you threw us in a pool right now, and probably last time we were at the beach we got knocked over by a wave and it was very scary and a friend had to help us, but she is doing it.
Please don’t swim with your face down like that, baby. I don’t want to hold you back and I know that you can do it, but please, just as a favor to me! (Via DailyPicks.)