How does she do it? Kaavia James continues to show off her swimming skills, and she’s looking like a mini Michael Phelps in a new video. Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union‘s 11-month-old daughter showed off her fearless underwater swimming skills as she kicked her little legs and arms in a new Instagram clip. And, we’re pretty sure we’ve never seen a baby her age swim like that!
The new video is just one of many swimming updates Dwyane and Gabrielle have shared on social media. The now retired NBA legend, 37, and the LA’s Finest actress, 46, manage their daughter’s Instagram page, which has nearly one million followers. Dwyane and Gabrielle have had Kaavia in swimming lessons since July, when she was just eight months old. And, even then, she was impressively kicking and moving underwater. The couple has documented her progress in the pool ever since.
Here’s a fun fact: Kaavia, aka ‘Shady Baby’, has been able to swim before she could walk, as seen on her Instagram. Her power couple parents have proved that they have a water baby on their hands by taking Kaavia on trips to the beach. The little one even enjoys pool days with her dad, who’s been photographed throwing her in the air during daddy-daughter pool sessions.
(Video credit: Kaavia James/Instagram)
When Kaavia’s not swimming like a pro, she’s busy serving serious looks on the red carpet. The celeb baby has earned herself the nickname, ‘Shady Baby’ because of her epic pokerface she puts on in photos and videos, which were first shared by her parents.
Kaavia eventually took her signature face to her very first red carpet in March, when she joined Dwyane and Gabrielle at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. The NBA icon was awarded with the Legend Award at the show. Kaavia looked too cute in a white dress and shoes while she gave the paparazzi her famous shady face.
Gabrielle and Dwyane, who wed in 2014, welcomed their daughter on November 7, 2018, via surrogate, they announced on social media. Kaavia is the pair’s first child together. Dwyane has three children from previous relationships.