Why The Need to Learn Swimming?
First and foremost, we live on an island nation; this translates to us being surrounded by water on all borders. In fact, approximately seventy percent of our Earth is covered in water. Although enjoying oneself in a body of water can be fun, it can turn dangerous should one not be able to control his or her body in the water. According to statistics compiled by the United Nations (UN), drowning is the fourth leading cause of death in the world. Hence, it becomes extremely important to equip children with lifesaving and water survival skills when they are young. Swimming lessons will teach our young ones skills such as proper floating techniques and the correct protocol to follow should they or someone else be in danger in the water. “Once a child learns how to swim, he or she can enjoy the water, and can also be safe,”