School swimming lessons play vital role for children
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