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Concern about children’s ability level to swim

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The latest statistics for the Swim to Survive course, which is offered to third-grade youth, are worrying, says the Drummondville Aquatic Network: children learn swimming later and are less skilled than before the pandemic.

With COVID, the number of bathers has been reduced in swimming pools for two years, but there, it will increase. So, for the lifeguards, it will be a big adaptation because of the number of bathers, but also the level of skills of the children.she believes.

These statistics also concern the Lifesaving Society of Quebec.March 132020 and that the programming [des cours] return to normality, many children have not taken swimming lessons”,”text”:”For us too, it is worrying to hear these figures because the fact that we have closed swimming pools from March 13, 2020 and that the programming [des cours] returns to normality, many children have not taken swimming lessons”}}”>For us too, it is worrying to hear these figures because the fact that the swimming pools were closed from March 13, 2020 and before the programming [des cours] has returned to normality, many children have not taken swimming lessonssays the director general of the organization, Raynald Hawkins.

The latter recalls that last year, 81 unofficial drownings occurred in Quebec.

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The steam can however be reversed underlines the Drummondville aquatic network. We have an evaluation system to know where the skills of the children are. We have, of course, swimming lessons which allow the children to become betterexplains Kassandra Massy.

Maïka Lampron who walks on the edge of a swimming pool with a buoy in her hands.

Lifeguard Maïka Lampron reminds us that drowning can happen very quickly, hence the importance of children being well prepared.

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These notions of swimming, recalls the one who is also a lifeguard, Maïka Lampron, can make it possible to avoid a drama which can happen too quickly. Just turn around to get a bottle of water and your child is at the bottom of the pool.

Interested parents can register their child now. The spring session at the Aquacomplexe in Drummondville begins on April 25.

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