Young Girl's Swimming Skills Saves Toddler's Life

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Little Alexis Weeks is being called a hero after rescuing her 2-year-old neighbor from the bottom of a swimming pool.

The 6-year-old girl was collecting pool toys when she noticed the toddler underwater.

"I was getting the floaties and I saw the baby was in the deep end so I went and got her," Alexis said. "I wasn't scared. I was just worried."

"I went underwater and got her on my knee and holded her," she continued. "Everyone says I swim like a fish."

Alexis' mother, Heather Moore, said the 2-year-old was probably in about five feet of water. It was getting dark and the family had just taken the toddler out of her float to head back inside.

"None of us even heard a splash," Moore recalled. "The thing we heard next was coughing up water and Lexi was dragging the little girl over... It really happened fast."

"After I saved her, her mom said go tell her daddy he owes you a $100 or something for saving her daughter's life, but I really didn't want it because I didn't want that much money," Alexis added.

Alexis said she learned to swim by playing with her dive sticks. Her mom is grateful she can swim so well at such a young age.

"We have bragging rights to say that our daughter saved someone's life," Moore said. "We're really proud of that."

"I think you should start kids at an early age and not make them afraid of the water," she continued. "We never made her afraid of the water and we taught her a little at a time."

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