FAMILY & PARENTING

Mom Gets Death Threats After Posting Video Showing Method Of Teaching 8-Month-Old Son To Float

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos, watching movies with her Muppet-like poodle mix named Cali, and doing the robot whenever possible.

Krysta Meyer is a mother of two from Colorado Springs. She recently took her 8-month-old son, Oliver, to a swimming school with a program designed to teach children survival skills should they ever fall into a pool.

Krysta filmed Oliver’s lesson and proudly posted snippets to TikTok, never expecting the response she’d soon receive.

“Oliver amazes me every week!” she captioned the video. “I can’t believe he is barely 2 months in and is catching on so fast. He is a little fish.”

During his lesson, the swim instructor was filmed launching the little boy into the pool without floaties. Oliver appears to sink beneath the surface, then floats back to the top and lies on his back while being monitored by the instructor, but unassisted.

Krysta and the other parents cheer Oliver on as he floats all by himself, but many viewers have attacked her online over the controversial teaching techniques.

Now she says the backlash has become so strong that she has even received death threats.

See the swim lesson for yourself in the clip below.

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