WATCH: 18-month-old baby gets her sea legs

A baby girl from Cornwall has become an internet sensation with her swimming skills.

Seija Reeves-Shearn, who is just 18 months old, managed to paddle a distance of four metres at the Swim Academy in Redruth. Mum Ellen who works at the academy is delighted.

"I'm immensely proud of Seija - she's a real water baby. She's been coached by me and other members of the team at the Swim Academy. It's amazing to know that she knows how to 'reach' and she is very aware that she is alright and in a safe place."

– Ellen Reeves-Shearn, Seija's mum