It has been said that newborn babies are born to swim because they have been growing up in the womb before birth.
But in fact, this cognition is wrong, and the baby does not swim. Infants are only temporarily suffocating and can’t swim.
The respiratory response is spontaneous and part of the respiration of mammals. When all mammalian faces are out of the water, they automatically close the trachea and lower their heart rate.
In addition, babies under four months have no strength to make effective swimming movements, and they cannot make their heads float out of the water to breathe.