(LONDON) — They can’t walk, they can’t talk — but these 10-month-old twins sure can swim.
Ellie and William Trykush can already swim the entire length of a 25-foot pool without the assistance of their mother, a swim instructor.
The family discovered this hidden talent, when the twins, both born six weeks premature by emergency cesarean section, when vacationing in Cyprus, according to Britain’s Daily Mail. The babies began swimming underwater without flotation aids or help from their parents, Victor and Charlotte.
When the family returned from their trip, Charlotte took the children to the local pool where they each swam the entire 25-foot length of the pool, working their way up from five meters. The twins’ mother swam underneath them on her back for their safety.
At 10 months, the twins now attend swim lessons twice each weekend, and swim for additional practice on the weekend, the Daily Mail reports.
Their father said he has his eyes set on the 2028 Olympics for his aquatic overachievers.
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