School swim­ming les­sons play vi­tal role for chil­dren

Gatton Star - - YOUR SAY -

SWIM­MING is im­por­tant, I’m not deny­ing that, all kids should know how to swim. I don’t know that cre­at­ing an­other bench­mark for schools and our kids to meet is the an­swer. The na­tional cur­ricu­lum is packed, how much do we want to or can we keep adding in? — Ka­t­rina Swan

I HAD to pay for pri­vate les­sons for both of my kids, kids are so lucky to be able to do ex­tra les­sons at school but they are just that, a top-up, not the only les­sons they should have, their safety is the pri­or­ity. — An­nie Et Kelly

I THINK they should lower the price for les­sons. Not all par­ents with a few chil­dren have the money to pay out for swim les­sons.

— Shar­mane Jack­witz

AS A KID our par­ents joined us up in a swim­ming club. We learned to swim dur­ing school hol­i­days and then swam be­fore and af­ter school. When school swim­ming car­ni­vals were on it was very rare to find some­one who couldn’t swim. How about let­ting teach­ers teach and par­ents take more re­spon­si­bil­ity?

— Chris Hein­jus

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