Swimming Federation wants swimming lessons for asylum seekers

The Royal Dutch swimming Federation (KNZB) finds that asylum seekers should receive swimming lessons or at least should receive information about the dangers of water.

Occasion is the drowning of a sixteen-year old boy from Syria Monday in a swimming pool in Venlo.

According to Alice Saad, those at the bond about swimming lessons, asylum seekers underestimate the dangers. They think that swimming is easy because nearly everyone in the Netherlands can, so she confirms a message from the NOS.

The sixteen-year old boy died after he Monday afternoon in critical condition had been extracted out of the pool. Two years ago a Syrian girl drowned during the school swimming in Rhenen.

A spokesman for the Centre for asylum seekers (COA) says that the victim probably had a residence permit in Venlo and no longer in a refugee centre. Residents of a azc get all information about the dangers of swimming in natural water, especially if that many around.

In addition, all children in the asylum shelter to school, where they like all children swimming lessons. Or not get if this cuts for all pupils is abolished, according to the COA spokesman said.

Do many parents their child in Netherlands on swimming lessons when they are four or five years old, the swimming Federation. In a number of municipalities in our country is school swimming abolished.

With most drowning cases in Netherlands is it going to be tourists or people who stay here temporarily. Many victims were recent years coming from Eastern European countries like Poland.

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