"I'm big. I'm brave. I'm beautiful." This is the mermaid mantra Tyler Reed, owner of Triton Aquatic Training in Tampa, taught a 2-year old girl to repeat so she could overcome her fear of the water and develop confidence as a swimmer. The video clip of the young swimmer saying these phrases on TikTok has over 39 million views and 24,000 comments as of June 18, 2023, according to ABC News. Knowing how important it is for children to learn water safety at an early age, Reed believes it's vital parents and caregivers prioritize swimming lessons and life-saving skills. And who wouldn't want to embrace the water when they start off a swimming lesson with the words: "I'M BIG! I'M BRAVE! I'M BEAUTIFUL!"
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