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Old 10-26-2019, 06:45 AM
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Listening to Trey Radell on the way home,mentioned a lawmaker proposing it in all public schools,then went to commercial break.
Can't find anything on the net about it?

BTW,killed 2 cane toads(Buffo) this week,suckers are big and ugly.
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Old 10-26-2019, 07:41 AM
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Given that most public schools do not have swimming pools, that sounds like a big expense.

Maybe they plan to teach swimming without using water.
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Old 10-26-2019, 08:31 AM
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Take the students to a beach and scream shark. They will learn how to swim real fast.
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I think Fl. leads the nation in drownings,not just kids,but all ages.

It would be nice to wave a magic wand to solve,but it just ain't going to happen.
Already have a bunch of laws regarding swimming pools,but also have 1300 miles of coastline,and millons of boats.

Just wanted to hear which lawmaker was pushing this utopian dream.
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Given that most public schools do not have swimming pools, that sounds like a big expense.

Maybe they plan to teach swimming without using water.
Like the new math.
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Old 10-26-2019, 11:38 AM
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Swimming and safe gun handling should be part of school curriculum, starting young.
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I think that they want the kids ahead of the curve, to be able to swim out of Florida when the effects of global warming submerges the state.
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Zero the property value of any structure with in a mile of ocean front.
Any one living there accepts the loss.
Homes already in the water should be removed/demolished. water power and sewer disconnected.
OR establish that homes can be put in piers, but they must provide for their own potable water, power, and sewage treatment, and accept the fact that there will be no emergency services available to them.
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I don't need the Freaking Government telling me that I need to teach my children how to swim.
When my son was 5/6 months old we started with water training and NO I do not have a pool.
We have continued with it and now he holds a Junior Life Gaurd License. When he gets old enough I will encourage him to get the Lifeguard License. Why You never know when having that ability can help save not only his life but maybe someone else's.

Any parent that doesn't see to it that their child can Swim and not be afraid of the Water is doing them a disservice.

When I was around 10/11 I was staying at a Fishing Camp in Nothern Michigan and some of the local boys had come down to go fishing and swimming. Sure enough one of the boys wasn't Properly trained about the River and swimming. The boy around 11 steps off and there is no more bottom underneath his feet. Panic ensures and all the boys are freaking. I jump in and pull him to safety. Didn't even think about it just jump in.

Me True Story out on a small fishing boat with Uncle and he throws me in and says see you at the shore. It wasn't a very big Pond but still. Of course, I floundered and made it to shore and made sure I knew how to swim after that.
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We do not need to add that to public education. That is a parent's responsibility! It is one every parent should take seriously.
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If you want to reduce drowning then putting every kid through swimming will probably do that.

School would be the most effective place.

Just expecting parents to step up and do it seems bit like hopes and prayers.

I mean people honk on about strong society's created by enforcing common morality. And then balk at providing practical skills for that same society.

Seems weird.
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I'm good with schools offering swimming classes as a part of P.E. class or, even as a separate elective P.E. course.

The swim teams practice before and after school, and the swim team meets are either after school or on the weekends. The pool isn't used during the actual school day, but yet both the pool building and the pool itself still have to be heated 24 hours per day during the winter.

There would be the minor cost of possibly having to hire a life guard qualified swim teacher/P.E. coach and having the lights turned on during the swim classes.
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