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Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett teaches his adorable eleven-month-old son Edward how to swim

Like father, like son: Former Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett teaches his adorable eleven-month-old son Edward how to swim

He welcomed his sweet baby boy Edward Anthony Hackett with fiancée Sharlene Fletcher in January this year. 

And Grant Hackett is willing the youngster to follow in his successful footsteps, as was evident in his latest Instagram Stories on Saturday. 

The Olympic swimmer, 40, was in his element as he jumped into the pool to teach the tot how to swim. 

Water fun day! Grant Hackett, 40, was in his element as he jumped into the pool to teach his eleven-month-old son Edward how to swim 

In one snap, Grant held a smiling Edward up to the mirror with the caption: ‘Swimming time’.

In the following video, the athlete gently swims with his son to the centre of the pool.

The Australian swimmer recently gushed over his son and opened up about his relationship with his fiancée.

Making a splash: In one snap, the former Olympic swimmer held a smiling Edward up to the mirror with the caption: 'Swimming time'

Making a splash: In one snap, the former Olympic swimmer held a smiling Edward up to the mirror with the caption: ‘Swimming time’

Cute: In the following video, the athlete gently removes little Edward from the edge of the pool

Cute: In the following video, the athlete gently removes little Edward from the edge of the pool

Like a pro: He then slowly swims with him to the centre of the pool

Like a pro: He then slowly swims with him to the centre of the pool

Winner: Grant is an Olympic gold medal winning swimmer

Winner: Grant is an Olympic gold medal winning swimmer 

Speaking on Channel Seven’s Sunrise, Grant said: ‘He is just a gorgeous little thing. And the relationship I have with Charlene [is different] and the sense of support we have for one another.’

Grant went on to say: ‘She is a very calming person which is good for my personality because I’m very driven and ambitious.’ 

‘So to come home to someone who really balances it out for me and then to have a baby Edward.’

Grant and Sharlene announced their engagement in October 2019. 

Sweet: Grant and his fiancée Sharlene Fletcher welcomed their baby boy Edward in January this year. All pictured

Sweet: Grant and his fiancée Sharlene Fletcher welcomed their baby boy Edward in January this year. All pictured 

Wedding bells: Grant and Sharlene (pictured) announced their engagement in October 2019

Wedding bells: Grant and Sharlene (pictured) announced their engagement in October 2019

He also has two other children, twins Charlize Alley and Jagger Emilio, 11, from his previous relationship with Neighbours star, Candice Alley.     

Meanwhile, Grant recently revealed that his mother, Margaret, overcame cancer before falling pregnant with him.

As reported by The Courier Mail , Grant told the Stav, Abby & Matt radio show that there was a six-year-gap between himself and his brother Craig, 46, because his mum, now 75, fell ill before Grant was born.

‘That was the reason that there was such a big gap (between children). Originally it was going to be two years, but she had cancer,’ he said. 

In fact, the swimmer’s mother was told she was unlikely to have more children due to the diagnosis. 

‘It was kind of one of those things where they said mum actually couldn’t fall pregnant again or anything like that. Then it came around and here I am today.

‘Thank goodness it all happened. It’s a story I’ve actually never shared before,’ he added. 

Battle: This comes after Grant revealed that his mother, Margaret, overcame cancer prior to falling pregnant with him. Both pictured

Battle: This comes after Grant revealed that his mother, Margaret, overcame cancer prior to falling pregnant with him. Both pictured 

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