This 9-Week-Old Water Baby Was the ‘World’s Youngest Swimmer’

The "world's youngest swimmer," 9-week-old Julie Sheldon, cruises underwater next to her grandmother, Mrs. Jen Loven, a children's swimming instructor in 1954 Los Angeles.
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In January 1954, LIFE magazine introduced its readers to a remarkable nine-week-old baby named Julie Sheldon, who lived in Los Angeles and was, according to LIFE, the "world's youngest swimmer." Read More

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