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TikTok clip showing a baby being thrown into a swimming pool sparks debate

A video clip of a baby learning how to swim has sparked a parenting debate on TikTok.

The short clip, shared by mum Krysta Meyer from Colorado Springs in the US, shows her infant 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.

Baby Oliver quickly rights himself and floats to the surface of the pool on his back, and is met by encouragement from his instructor and mother, who was standing by to watch and record the lesson.

“Oliver amazes me every week! I can’t believe he is barely two months in and is catching on so fast. He is a little fish,” the accompanying caption reads.

Since sharing the clip it has been viewed more than 51 million times on TikTok and another 20 million times on Twitter.

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