Whether one is in Singapore or any other countries, there is always an opportunity for us to leap into a pool or something. The sad part is that most individuals do not bother much when it comes to water safety. There is always a danger when we enter into the water. However, many take this for granted until a tragedy occurs. In Australia last year, there were a total of 284 drownings. In fact, 34 of these drownings involved children under the age of fifteen.
Just last month, the Wunhym family suffered the lost of their four-year-old in their backyard pool in Belgrave. Nicole, the mother of the child, kept thinking about what she could have done at that point of time to save her son’s life. Despite the fact that the family is still grieving, she has decided to share her story, so that others do not suffer the same fate as her. She would like every parent to be informed of how she lost her son in just a single moment and how it could have been prevented through swimming lessons, regardless of who you are and/or where you come from. She hopes that others do not make the mistake like she did. If you would like to read more, click here.
In Australia, there are a number of individuals who reach adulthood without ever learning how to swim. This is the same for Singapore too. This is something that is not acceptable considering that swimming is a life skill and that it is available at every public swimming complex in Singapore. Even if you are a new resident from other nations, you can still sign up for classes. Some families may claim that the cost is too high, but the fact is that our swimming lessons are reasonably priced and affordable compared to other countries. As the world continues to advance, we do strongly believe that everyone must be able to survive in the water.
Learning to swim is essential for a child’s development just like how learning to read and write is. The government has the same view on this too and they have implemented compulsory swimming lessons in all primary schools. There are also many other alternatives available elsewhere too. If you feel that your child requires more attention, you can always opt for private swimming lessons.