Carlsbad Girl is a Swimming Sensation

Five-year-old Amelia Callan is a fish in the water, thanks to her dad.

Brett Callan affectionately refers to his daughter as a human jellyfish.

“She is so relaxed in the water,” said Callan.  “I used to have to explain to her that she had to have a little sense of urgency in the pool to make it across.”

Amelia’s comfort level is no surprise when you consider she has been around water since birth. Callan is the facilities director and a third generation instructor at Murray Callan Swim School in San Marcos.

“After Amelia was born, my wife returned to work and Mia came to the swim school with me every day for the first year," said Callan.  "Her first experience in the water was at seven weeks and she was pretty much self-sufficient by the time she was 18-20 months old.”

Callan is also a photographer and has taken many underwater shots of Amelia over the years, like the one at the right.

When she’s not getting her feet wet, Amelia loves to play piano and do art projects at home or at kindergarten.

Callan says she may join a swim team in the future.

“She’s not extremely competitive yet, except when it comes to her younger brother.  That’s an entirely different story!”

Nazy September 15, 2011 at 04:15 PM
LOVE this article! and more importantly LOVE this swim school! Everyone with children that has lived in the Carlsbad/San Diego area has heard of this school and knows of people that have taken their little swimmers there. My 4 yr old son has been going since he was 3 & begs me to take him to MCSS so we've incorporated swimming as the must-do sport throughout the year. We hope he'll join a swim team one day :)
Heather Zevely September 15, 2011 at 05:46 PM
Thanks Nazy! I'm a HUGE fan too :) Both of my kids are "Murray Callan Swim Babies"! Wonderful people at a wonderful swim school!


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