In 1954, This 9-Week-Old Baby Became the 'World's Youngest Swimmer' | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


In 1954, This 9-Week-Old Baby Became the 'World's Youngest Swimmer'

LIFE magazine introduced its readers to an incredible nine-week-old baby named Julie Sheldon in 1954. She lived in Los Angeles and was, based from LIFE, the "world's youngest swimmer." She was diligently coached by her grandmother, a children's swimming instructor. LIFE wrote "Julie practices once a day," and, "faithfully following her morning nap with a 20-minute dip."

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