It is astonishing that 57% of children age 7-11 do not know how to swim.
It is estimated that children require at least 25 hours of lessons to swim confidently a distance of 25 metres. Primary schools are offered 18 hours of swimming lessons per child a year, way below the recommended hours. If hours were raised to 25 across all primary schools as standard the number of children who can swim would rise by 200,000.
Many schools are unaware of their student’s ability to swim. The Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) suggest that swimming should come under the physical education budget and be taught as a requirement much like any other subject.
As well as a lifesaving skill the ability to swim has vast health benefits and is one of the few sports you can continue to partake in into old age.
Swim Shop, who sell swimming costumes and equipment on-line are running a ‘Save a Life, Learn to Swim’ campaign and have created some fun games you can do as a family to increase your child’s confidence in the water.
The lovely people at Swimshop, have offered U,Me and the Kids 3 sets of arm bands and floats to giveaway to our readers. The 3 lucky winners can choose from a Steve Shark or Polly Fish float and armbands from age 1-3 or 3-12 years.
To Win a float of your choice and armbands, simply enter using the Rafflecopter entry form below.
Competition open in the UK only
Competition ends at 11:59 29/07/2015
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