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Swim Babes!

by Brenda Braxton

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Posted on November 26, 2007 at 7:33 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:33 PM

I don't remember exactly how old my kids were when they first started swimming lessons but
it was sometime during elementary school. These days, many parents don't want to wait.. so they're choosing to give their kids a headstart on water safety.

Tuesday morning on Newschannel 8 at Sunrise, KGW.COM's Drew Mikkelsen visits Swimbabes in Milwaukie where instructors are teaching babies-- not even old enough to walk or talk-- what to do if they accidentally find themselves in the water. You may find the video
difficult to watch as the kids struggle in the pool... but parents say these children are doing everything right.

Can babies really learn survival skills? We'll talk to the parents-- plus, hear what the American Academy of Pediatrics thinks. Hope you'll tune in for "Baby Sink or Swim"-- Tuesday morning at 6:15 on Newschannel 8 at Sunrise.