Belfast Telegraph

Editor's Viewpoint: Taking the plunge

The pictures in this newspaper today of infants happily swimming underwater are astonishing. Babies just days old apparently take to the water like the proverbial ducks, equipping themselves with a skill which they can enjoy throughout their lives.

And it seems that parents just cannot wait for their children to take the plunge with five new venues opening recently.

It must be one of the most pleasurable experiences in life to see an infant swimming around without the slightest trace of anxiety - unlike adults who are trying to gain some confidence in the water.

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