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05-30-2019 06:09 PM
WOW! She looked like she was handling dirty wash.
No, I would not allow her to touch my children.
My granddaughter went to the Y when she was about 2 months old. her mother was there with other mothers and they blew into the baby's face and dunked them under water. That was to teach them to hold their breath.
I think all of that dunking and shaking makes the babies their breath, but I still would not allow it.
05-30-2019 06:11 PM
When I was about 5 years old my mother took me to a swimming class. All of us were lined up in the pool and the instructor wanted us to put our heads under water for a certain amount of time. When many of us could not do it she said she would personally come out into the water and hold our heads under if we did not stay under long enough.
I left the pool in tears and my parents could not get me back in the water for swimming lessons until I was in junior high. I am still not entirely comfortable in water.
05-30-2019 06:44 PM
My father taught me how to swim when I was five years old and you can be sure it was nothing like what that poor baby experienced. I could barely watch the video and would never allow any baby of mine to be treated that way. I do know instructors dunk babies when learning but certainly not in the manner in which that one does it. Scary.
05-30-2019 06:52 PM
@cherry the lifelong trauma as a result of this abusive behavior is unacceptable. Difficult to understand parents subjecting their child to noxious behavior that will result in lifelong consequences. The French woman handles/talks to a child respecting the life cradled in her hands. We all appropriately deserve this love and caring focused touch/speech. I believe in nonviolence towards all sentient beings. This behavior should be our natural state towards each other and reverence for all life.
05-30-2019 07:02 PM - edited 05-30-2019 07:04 PM
Believe it or not, some of the parents defend this woman. One even called her a gift from God.
The other coaches want it stopped, and a Dr said it was dangerous and harmful.
I am so glad everyone has the same view as me
I think she should be investigated and perhaps charged with child abuse. What if those babies slipped out of her hands? They would drown. They could ingest water into their lungs as she whirls them around. I would be afraid of whiplash...
05-30-2019 07:10 PM
My maternal grandfather's way of teaching my mom to swim as a child?
He litterally threw her in to a lake and said "Sink or swim".
Yeah, my mother's dad was a real "winner".
To her last day, she had a fear of deep water.
05-30-2019 07:24 PM
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