It’s always a good idea to teach your kids to swim as soon as possible. Children are often around pools and bodies of water in the summer, and solid swimming skills could save their lives.
That’s especially true for 6-year-old twins who not only look out for themselves in the water, but are already acting as lifeguards for their fellow kids.
The young brothers, Peyton and Bryant Switzer, from Bowling Green, Ohio, have taken swimming and safety lessons and are comfortable in the water. They especially enjoy jumping off the diving board.
But it’s what they did on a recent family trip to Florida that has them being hailed as heroes.
While at a swimming pool, the boys noticed someone struggling in the water: a 3-year-old girl.
Luckily, the twins happened to be on hand, and after noticing her head was under water they hopped in after her for a dramatic rescue.
Peyton jumped in after the girl, putting his arm around her and bringing her to the ladder—then Bryant helped her, Bryant told WTOL.
The toddler was saved, thanks to the boys. Peyton and Bryant were hailed as heroes, even being recognized by state representatives.
For the family, it was great to know that all that water safety training paid off in a way they couldn’t have imagined.
“It’s just very rewarding that some of the things they are involved with became an instinct to them,” their father said. “So being in the swimming lessons and being a part of safety town, they just recognized that the little girl was in trouble right away.”
It’s an inspiring story that proves that you’re never too young to step up and save the day.
— WTOL 11 (@WTOL11Toledo) July 6, 2018