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Child drowns marring new swimming program at school

Posted by jtsmyth8 on January 30, 2008

New Town Secondary, the drowning of Danial Syawal Jailani, 12, was a terrible start to its swimming program. It was the first year the school decided that its Secondary One students should have swimming lessons during physical education classes.

And it was Danial’s third lesson in Clementi Swimming Complex.

It is unclear how he drowned.

His parents said he was a strong swimmer, whom they often took to public pools and to the beach.

Classmates agree that he was no novice. (story)


One Response to “Child drowns marring new swimming program at school”

  1. Nico Yeo said

    Singapore is an water rich environment, basic swimming ability is a required life skill for survival. Learning to swim is the most immediate and effective way to prevent drowning and water-related injury. Swim2survive is in pursuit of its mission to eliminate drowning and water-related injury in Singapore.

    * Acquisition of basic swimming ability is a fundamental requirement in any meaningful attempt to eliminate drowning in Singapore.

    * All Singaporean children deserve the chance to learn basic swimming survival skills.

    * The acquisition of basic swimming survival skills by Singaporean children is worthy of parent support.

    * Training are affordable children should deserve the chance to learn basic swimming skills.

    All Swim2survive swimming coaches know that learning to swim should be fun; it’s the best way to learn, and doing it through our first swimming lesson in great fun.

    Swimming keeps the body fit and healthy and helps fight the health risks of childhood obesity and an inactive lifestyle. Children who keep active tend to do better academically too.

    Our “Learn to Swim” lessons introduce water safety from the very first lesson; it’s our aim to make sure that your child is aware of the dangers around water area as they learn to swim.

    Swimming for Fun, Health and Safety.

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