5 Little Santas Adorably Swimming Their Way to Christmas (PHOTOS)

Water babies

Dashing through the pool . . .

There are different schools of thought as to when, exactly, it’s most appropriate and safe for children to learn how to swim. Water Babies, a swim school based in the UK, welcomes babies starting at just a few days old to dive right in and learn the tricks of the water.

Whether you agree that children that young should be taught to swim, it’s hard to argue that these photos of little ones in the Water Babies program shot by Kate Westaway, a renown underwater portrait photographer, aren’t an unusually adorable way to get in the Yuletide spirit.

Take a look:

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  • Dashing through the pool 1 of 5
    Dashing through the pool
    Photo of Evelyn Prout
  • O’er the waves we go, splashing all the way 2 of 5
    O'er the waves we go, splashing all the way
    Photo of Jackson Parr
  • Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells 3 of 5
    Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
    Photo of Ellis Bermudez
  • Swimming all the way 4 of 5
    Swimming all the way
    Photo of Gracie OHagan
  • Oh what fun it is to laugh and sing a swimming song tonight 5 of 5
    Oh what fun it is to laugh and sing a swimming song tonight
    Photo of Harrison Foskin

All images used with permission from Kate Westaway

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