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Toddler Hilariously Fails At First Dive With Epic Belly Flop.

deacon dive belly flop

Water wings are meant to help little swimmers gain confidence in the water… but in reality, we think their sole purpose is to make tiny toddlers look downright adorable. The video below is evidence of this fact.

Last week, Corina Casanova of Asheville, North Carolina, was teaching her two young boys, Winston and Deacon, to dive, and quite frankly, it was destined for greatness the moment 2-year-old Deacon put on his water wings.

corina and sons

She told the boys to keep their feet together and put their arms up over their head, before demonstrating herself.

Her older son, Winston, watches, at least out of the corner of his eye, as she bends her knees and jumps, executing a dive and landing with a splash. Moments later, he (slightly) bends at the knee and splashes in after her.

older brother dives

He tried his best to mimic Mom… but little Deacon here was not having it. He kept his eyes front and center during Mom’s demonstration, and that’s literally his downfall.

“Go ahead, Deac!” an off-camera voice, presumably Dad’s, calls out.


The dreaded belly flop!

“Oh jeez!” Dad cries out. We all remember how much those hurt, but Deacon’s pudgy little tummy must’ve helped cushion the fall because he pops right up and grins as the crowd breaks into a round of applause.

Viewers are finding this little misadventure all too relatable, both literally…

bellyflop commenters

And figuratively.

“That kid is me going through life,” one person commented.

Watch the hilarious video below to see how this kid rose to viral fame so quickly, then tell us some of your own funny experiences in the comments. And don’t forget to share to spread more laughs!

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