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!”