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Preventing Drowning
입력 2017.07.24 (14:04) 수정 2017.07.24 (14:18) News Today
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[Anchor Lead]

Drowning accidents are on the rise during the summer. Survival swimming lessons provided in elementary school have proven effective in preventing drowning. However, there are not enough swimming pools to provide the training.

[Pkg]

Students from an elementary school in Gyeonggi-do Province learn how to tread water when an accident occurs. They are trained to use to plastic bottles, cookie bags and other buoyant items to stay afloat.

[Soundbite] "Sit down. You've got it!"

This survival swimming class helps the children overcome their fear of water through games.

[Soundbite] Chung Seo-rin(Elementary School Student) : "I was afraid I might drown at first. But I'm no longer afraid of the water."

By taking survival swimming classes, children in this school who had never learned how to swim before have now mastered 25-meter freestyle swimming. Such classes have turned out to be much more effective than existing methods, which focus mostly on teaching swimming techniques. As survival swimming classes produced positive results, the government of Gyeonggi-do Province became the first in the nation this year to introduce a standardized survival swimming course. However, the shortage of swimming pools remains severe due to a lack of funding.

[Soundbite] Choi Jong-oh(Siheung City Government) : "Swimming pools cost more to build than regular buildings. Private sector construction is very difficult."

Finding facilities for teaching survival swimming to children in order to prevent drowning accidents has become an urgent matter.
  • Preventing Drowning
    • 입력 2017-07-24 14:08:06
    • 수정2017-07-24 14:18:15
    News Today
[Anchor Lead]

Drowning accidents are on the rise during the summer. Survival swimming lessons provided in elementary school have proven effective in preventing drowning. However, there are not enough swimming pools to provide the training.

[Pkg]

Students from an elementary school in Gyeonggi-do Province learn how to tread water when an accident occurs. They are trained to use to plastic bottles, cookie bags and other buoyant items to stay afloat.

[Soundbite] "Sit down. You've got it!"

This survival swimming class helps the children overcome their fear of water through games.

[Soundbite] Chung Seo-rin(Elementary School Student) : "I was afraid I might drown at first. But I'm no longer afraid of the water."

By taking survival swimming classes, children in this school who had never learned how to swim before have now mastered 25-meter freestyle swimming. Such classes have turned out to be much more effective than existing methods, which focus mostly on teaching swimming techniques. As survival swimming classes produced positive results, the government of Gyeonggi-do Province became the first in the nation this year to introduce a standardized survival swimming course. However, the shortage of swimming pools remains severe due to a lack of funding.

[Soundbite] Choi Jong-oh(Siheung City Government) : "Swimming pools cost more to build than regular buildings. Private sector construction is very difficult."

Finding facilities for teaching survival swimming to children in order to prevent drowning accidents has become an urgent matter.
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