Did you know, in many countries, drowning is one of the leading causes of death for children aged 12 and under.
Drowning can happen very easily. Drowning is a cause of death from submerging under water till the point until you go unconscious and your lungs cannot get enough air and then finally you die.
That is why kids need to learn to swim at LEAST 200 meters. That shows that the kid can be safe in the ocean.
Drowning to me is quick and silent. Because you can’t ask for help, you can’t seek for help and you can’t shout out.
Up to 10 a day die of drowning in new zealand, from 2005-2009 up to 3,533 died in those years. Roughly 10 die each day in the United States. Most of those deaths were non-boat related. One out of the five people who died were children, 14 years and younger.
I think that swimming is a valuable thing to learn. Because it can help when you’re in need and it can also increase your lung capacity.