Should public schools require swimming classes?

Jun 19, 2015 by

A new bill is setting the stage for Minnesota to become the first state to require swimming lessons in public schools.

By Jessica Mendoza –

Minnesota may soon require all public school students to learn how to swim.

A new education bill passed this month includes a section requiring the commissioner of education to look into and develop swimming resources statewide, paving the way for Minnesota to become the first US state to require swim lessons in public schools, Twin Cities network KARE reported.

The measure is part of a small but growing call to prevent drowning deaths among children, especially those from minority families, in the state and across the nation. Advocates say that teaching children to swim would help them overcome fear of the water and go a long way towards saving lives.

Source: Should public schools require swimming classes? – CSMonitor.com

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