Bode and Morgan Miller teach 8-month-old son to float face down a year after their daughter tragically drowned in backyard pool
The couple is determined to make sure that their son does not suffer from the same fate as his elder sister who drowned last year.
Olympic skier Bode Miller and his wife seem to have learnt the right lessons from the tragic drowning death of their daughter last year and are giving swimming lessons to their baby son. Miller's wife Morgan Beck shared a few videos on social media showing their 8-month-old Easton Vaughn Rek learning how to swim.
It seems the couple is determined to make sure their second child is well equipped to avoid the tragic fate of daughter Emeline Grier Miller, who was just 19 months old when she accidentally drowned in a pool incident on 10 June 2018
In the video clips which Beck shared on Instagram, Easton is seen floating on his back as well as on his stomach alongside a swimming instructor.
Easton is participating in the Infant Swimming Resource's Self-Rescue program which aims to teach children how to float, roll on their backs, rest and also breathe in a pool.
Beck previously shared that she had wept with joy at seeing her little boy learn how to swim followed by tears of sadness over the loss of Emeline, who passed away after falling into a pool during a party which took place at the couple's neighbor's house in Coto de Caza, Orange County, California.
Speaking on the Today Show, Beck recounted the details of the fateful day, saying, "It was just a normal day over there. We sat on the sofa and she played in front of us."
"All of a sudden, it was just too quiet for me. We're in mid-conversation and I stood up. And I turned and I went right to where the boys were and I said ‘Where's Emmy?’ as her eyes fell on the slightly open door that led to the backyard. My heart sank and I opened the door and she was floating in the pool. And I ran and I jumped in," she shared.
Beck had performed CPR on her daughter but could not save her.
After the tragedy took place, both Miller and Beck fenced off their pool and are now teaching their son how to swim. They are also encouraging other parents to be aware of the dangers of drowning and also the importance of prevention classes for children.