Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Swim for Life by Maxine

Why swim? I believe that you should swim because Water Safety N.Z. says that during the past 5 years the average number of New Zealanders dying because of drowning is 105, mostly 15 to 24 year old. Sadly N.Z. has the worst drowning rate in the developed world. What is surprising to find out is that 0 to 4 year olds die of drowning in bathtubs and in bathrooms. 
Teaching your children to swim is essential for one important reason: CHILDREN LOVE THE WATER, in my opinion. Another reason why children in N.Z. should learn how to swim is that our country has hundreds of natural beaches and a lot of swimming pools. To help save your children and save their own you should equip them with the necessary skills to be an independent swimmer or else they will be at risk when they grow older.
So in conclusion Swim to Survive. 
Wordle of my swimming is essential 

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Swimming is Essential by Angela O


Swimming is essential because if no one knew how to swim and someone went for a dip in the sea there are 7 out of 10 chances that that person is going to drown. But if people knew how to swim there would be at least 1 out of 7 chances of drowning. If people knew how to swim they could possibly survive a rip and use the signal for help. It is important for people to know how to swim  swimming can be a lot of  fun but it can also be dangerous if you're not careful. swimming will also help you keep your energy up if you continue to swim a lot.  And swimming is good physical exercise!

Monday, 29 October 2012

Swimming...not just a great sport! by Angela B

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Swimming isn’t just a great sport, it’s also an important skill to know. The number of children drowning in New Zealand has increased over in years. One reason why kids like us, drown is because they don’t know how to swim.

If you know how to swim you have a higher chance of surviving if you get caught in a rip or a dangerous disaster that includes water like floods. You would have a higher chance of surviving because with your ability to swim and your water safe knowledge you would know what to do in a situation like this.

Swimming is also a great way to keep fit because you’re working out your whole body. Maybe in a few generations we’ll be living in an underwater world. If you don’t know how to swim, you should learn now because you’re not only saving yourself you could be saving the life of someone else.