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Should swimming lessons be mandatory in schools?

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-11-16 09:00

Editor's note: Guangdong province is set to make swimming lessons compulsory in primary schools starting from 2020, and proposing the courses be given from the fourth grade. Do we need to make swimming compulsory in schools? Forum readers share their opinions.

WhiteBear (Poland)

In Poland swimming lessons are not compulsory, but most of the schools have them. I think that when it is only possible - there should be the swimming lessons for kids. It is a lifesaving skill.

Two children practice swimming skills in Wuzhi county, Central China's Henan province, July 19, 2017. During summer vacation, children in China often take part in a range of fun and life-improving activities, such as sports, or arts classes, such as these dance classes in Wuzhi county in central China's Henan Province. [Photo/Xinhua]
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