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Nearly 1,000 children take free swimming lessons in south-central Vietnam

Nearly 1,000 children take free swimming lessons in south-central Vietnam

Saturday, July 02, 2022, 18:33 GMT+7
Nearly 1,000 children take free swimming lessons in south-central Vietnam
Children take a free swimming lesson in Phan Rang-Thap Cham City, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

A free swimming course sponsored by a local man has benefited about 1,000 children from seven to 15 years old in Phan Rang-Thap Cham City under the south-central Vietnamese province of Ninh Thuan.

Le Nguyen Le Vi, a resident of the city, is the sponsor of the swimming program, which has taken place at the swimming pool of Hoa Sen Ninh Thuan Kindergarten - Elementary School from Monday to Friday every week.

Children participating in the course are taught basic skills, such as swimming on their stomach, breaststroke, breathing underwater, and saving themselves from drowning. 

More than 2,000 children aged under 16 years in Vietnam lose their lives every year due to drowning, the World Health Organization cited an estimate in 2020.

Many participants have said the course is helpful as it enables them to swim and improve their swimming safety skills.

Below are photos of the free swimming course for children in Phan Rang-Thap Cham City, Ninh Thuan Province:

Children take a free swimming lesson in Phan Rang-Thap Cham City, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre
Children take a free swimming lesson in Phan Rang-Thap Cham City, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre
A teacher gives instructions to children during a free swimming lesson in Phan Rang-Thap Cham City, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre
A teacher gives instructions to children during a free swimming lesson in Phan Rang-Thap Cham City, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre
Children take a free swimming lesson in Phan Rang-Thap Cham City, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre
Children take a free swimming lesson in Phan Rang-Thap Cham City, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre
Children pose for a photo during a free swimming lesson in Phan Rang-Thap Cham City, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre
Children pose for a photo during a free swimming lesson in Phan Rang-Thap Cham City, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre
Children take a free swimming lesson in Phan Rang-Thap Cham City, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre
Children take a free swimming lesson in Phan Rang-Thap Cham City, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

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