Little mermaid

Posted on May 4, 2007 

Little mermaid

The mother of a two-year-old Norfolk girl says she can swim better than she can walk.

Little Leah Robbins is now able to swim 50 metres unaided – thought to be a British record for her age, reports the Daily Mail.

Her mother, Kay Masters, 26, is hoping her daughter’s achievement will be recognised by the Guinness Book of Records.

“Leah just loves being in the water. I have never pushed her in any way or tried to make her do anything she is not happy with,” said Miss Masters, an assistant swimming instructor.

“Ever since she was a tiny baby, I have taught her to be happy and confident around water. She just loves being in it.

“If we run a bath, she always tries to get in it even if it is not for her.”

Leah has already gained her five-metre, ten-metre and 25-metre Amateur Swimming Association certificates, and now the 50-metre award, at a pool near her home in Gorleston, near Great Yarmouth.

She first took to the water at four months, using a toggle float. By her second birthday she could doggy paddle and she passed her ASA five-metre certificate when she was two-and-a-half.

Her next target is her 100 metre certificate and her one mile award should follow shortly afterwards – her brother Luke, six, has already swum two miles.

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