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Video of a baby being tossed in a swimming pool sparks controversy

"Gia Durden" (2020-07-11)


Social media users are shocked over a video of a baby being tossed without floaties into a swimming pool, where he is left to float to the top and lay on his back by himself. 

Mother-of-two Krysta Meyer, 27, from Colorado Springs, Colorado, shared the video on The video has gone on to be watched 75 million times across TikTok and Twitter, where some commenters have expressed horror over the treatment of the child — with some even sending Krysta death threats.

In ya go! Social media users are shocked over a video of a baby being tossed without floaties into a swimming pool, where he is left to float to the top and lay on his back by himself Viral: Krysta Meyer, 27, from Colorado Springs shared the video on TikTok on Saturday, showing the moment her eight-month-old son Oliver was thrown into a pool all by himselfKrysta's video shows a swim instructor holding Oliver above a pool as she stands along the outside.In a swift motion, she tosses him into the water from several feet above, and he immediately sinks down below the surface.The instructor quickly slides into the pool after him, but doesn't move to pull him out of the water. Instead, she waits about five seconds for him to float up to the top on his own. Cheers can be heard from onlookers, and the instructor snaps her fingers over Oliver while letting him float for a few more seconds before she lifts him into a hug.'Oliver amazes me every week!' his mother captioned the clip. 'I can't believe he is barely 2 months in and is catching on so fast. He is a little fish.' But while Krysta was amazed, viewers have had a range of different reactions.Several have cracked jokes, even sharing the video on Twitter as a meme with lines like 'me to my Lush bath bomb' and 'First year medical post-grad student's orientation class during COVID19.'  RELATED ARTICLES



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Surprise! A trained instructor tossed him in the pool and then followed him in, but let him find his way to the surface himself Anti-drowning: The clip as taken at an infant survival class at Little Fins Swim School, which is designed to teach babies survival skills meant to save their lives if they ever fall in a pool Parenting: Krysta said she feels better knowing her kids have taken the classBut others have over Oliver being thrown into the water that way, pointing out that it's 'all fun and games till it doesn't float back up [sic]' and might give Oliver anxiety for life.Krysta is aware of the responses, and told