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BANGKOK 26 May 2019 10:01
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Children invited to learn water rescue skills

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3 hours ago, Rimmer said:

Drowning is the number one cause of death of Thai children under the age of 15.

I heard 2 per DAY!  Credit Bangkok/Pattaya hospital's ONE day course.  The cost for this free advertising is negligible - equivalent to half a day's overcharging on medicines.

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All children should learn to swim from the earliest possible age, waterproofing the children is essential.

Basic rescue and resus skills from earliest age is great lifelong skill.

Good community effort

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18 hours ago, connda said:

Helps to know how to swim.  And I took life-saving classes as a kid.  It took wayyyy longer than 1 day.  

Totally agree .  1 days tuition is only an insight to learn to swim and the ages quoted 8 - 15 years old are a bit on the older side of the scale and the " fear instinct " is more prominent . Ideal age is as young as possible , when the " scared of water " is much less , say 4 years old . I was told this by a UK swimming instructor .  Swimming instruction should be part of the national curriculum / every day schooling . However in my town there are no public pools only one hotel pool that charges . Seems that the authorities have higher priorities .

Praise to the Bangkok Hospital for being proactive and showing the government what they should be doing .

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