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School kids must swim 50 metres in radical push to tackle drowning spike – Yahoo7

Posted by | November 29, 2016 | Swimming, Water Safety

The water safety plan will be part of the curriculum from next year, according to News Corp.It follows recent figures from Lifesaving Victoria which revealed three in five children cannot swim by the time they leave primary school.Children must learn to swim a lap of an Olympic pool before the end of primary school. Image: GettyChildren will have to achieve the Victorian Water Safety Certificate which also tests their water safety knowledge, in the same way that they study subjects such as maths and English.Schools will develop their own safety programs but the Victorian Government is reportedly under pressure to commit funding to mandatory swimming lessons.

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