Sunday, 17 June 2007

Maharanth,The wonder kid swimmer......

Do you like swimming or are you afraid of water?

In Chennai,( India) a 15-month-old baby, Maharanth, has set a world swimming record by swimming four meters underwater.

This wonder kid is just an application away from an entry in the Guinness Book.
The baby is trained by his uncle, Ashok who himself is a record holder for being the fastest swimmer to cross the Pak Strait.
When they ask the proud mother whether there is some secret to Mahanth’s success and she tells promptly, “He only drinks milk.”

“I am very happy. I have no words to express my joy,” said Maharanth's mother.

Here's some good advice for the pool:• Always have an adult watch you when you are in the pool — even in your own backyard. Never go in the pool if there is no adult around.

• Gates are around pools for a reason — to keep kids away from the water when there isn't a lifeguard or adult around to watch them. Never go through any pool gates when they are closed. Stay safe and stay out!

• Always obey pool rules.

• Swim with a buddy.

• If you're learning to swim, ask your mom or dad to make sure your flotation devices are Coast Guard approved.

• Walk slowly in the pool area. Don't run.

• Swim at a depth that is safe for you. If you're just learning to swim, stay in the shallow end.

• Don't push or jump on others. You could accidentally hurt someone or yourself.

• Toys to help you float come in many shapes and sizes (an inner tube, air mattress, or beach ball, for example). Although they are fun and can help you while you learn to swim, what they can't do is save a life. They're toys that can lose air or float away.

• Don't chew gum or eat while you swim — you could choke.

Here are some other good water safety tips:• Learn to swim. Ask your parents to contact your local community center for information on boating or water safety courses.

• Always put on plenty of sunscreen before you go outside. It's also a good idea to wear sunglasses and a hat to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays.

• Stop swimming or boating as soon as you see or hear a storm. Remember, lightning is electricity — electricity and water are a dangerous combination.

• Don't swim in the dark.

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