The one-minute long video was posted on YouTube in late 2012 and captures a then 16-month-old Elizabeth confidently swimming back and forth in a pool as an adult off-camera encourages her to "go, go, go!" And go she does. The baby made it across the pool in just one breath. When she got tired, she simply rolled over onto her back and took a breather like any other trained swimmer.
As of Monday, the video had garnered almost 900,000 views and a lot of mixed opinions. "Beautiful baby. She will be a smart girl," wrote Alex Castro. "This scares me on so many levels," wrote Michelle Alzo. And, "She swims better than me," wrote Maid Premium
Father Adam wrote on the YouTube page: "Just so everyone knows, I am a registered nurse and my wife was a lifeguard for six years and taught swimming for three. Not only are we both professionally trained in CPR and water safety, I am certified in advanced pediatric life support. The child in the video (Elizabeth) has been trained properly by ISR certified instructors.
"Elizabeth is a very determined little girl and sometimes she wants to roll over and breath as she was taught and sometimes she wants to hold her breath the whole way. I was 100% prepared to jump in at first sign of distress."
While it's uncertain if Elizabeth will make an Olympic debut in the near future, one thing is certain: Her parents won't be investing in floaties and kiddie pools any time soon.