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It should be required by basic common sense
Originally posted by Nventual
I think the reason every school teaches it here is due to tradition. They probably started teaching it not long after we 'took over' the country due to everyone living so close to the beach. I could be way off though.
Originally posted by xkiax
reply to post by Xammu
Would you trust a complete stranger to teach your child how to swim? Most teachers are underpaid, barely qualified and could not give a damn if your kid drowns. I met a public school gym teacher who was like 300lbs overweight. Does that even make sense?
Originally posted by Merigold
reply to post by Solomons
We are land animals surround by water.
Boy A can swim.
Boy B can't swim.
Boy A&B are swept away in a flash flood.
Boy A survives long enough to be rescued because he can swim.
Boy B drowns becasue he cannot swim.
A parent should give their off spring every advantage.
Also, it's fun!