A controversial video of a baby learning how to swim has ignited debate on TikTok, with some referring to the method employed as “traumatic.”
The short clip, which was shared by mom Krysta Meyer on June 21 and has since been viewed over 51 million times, shows her young son Oliver being thrown into a pool by a swimming instructor, who then jumps in after the baby but does not intervene as he sinks.
Oliver quickly rights himself and floats to the surface of the pool on his back, and is met by encouragement from his instructor and Meyer, who was standing by to watch and record the lesson.
“Oliver amazes me every week!” the proud mom wrote on TikTok. “I can’t believe he is barely 2 months in and is catching on so fast. He is a little fish.”