Ev­ery­one should learn how to swim prop­erly

7 Days in Dubai - - DEAR 7DAYS... -

Once again I am read­ing a story about an un­for­tu­nate drown­ing ac­ci­dent on a Dubai beach. The Gulf wa­ters are rel­a­tively calm and safe, so how is it that so many peo­ple lose their life in such a hor­ri­ble way? Author­i­ties have re­cently in­vested in life­guard tow­ers. This may give a sense of safety but with guards on sin­gle dawn to dusk duty, all day in the sun, I am not sure how alert and re­spon­sive they may be. Wouldn’t it make more sense to en­cour­age and in­vest in teach­ing peo­ple to learn how to swim? This way they would not need res­cu­ing? I don’t care that you don’t know how to swim. Be­cause you are scared, you should not pre­vent your kids from learn­ing. You owe it to them. Swim­ming is an essen­tial life skill, full stop. Once they know how to swim not only kids are safer but they will gain ac­cess to the won­der­ful joy of swim­ming weight free and they will pass on the joy to their kids. Con­cerned Dubai

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