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Re: Child's drowning.

Originally Posted by chall03 View Post
1) Swimming Lessons. Both our kids have been in learn to swim programs since they were 3 months old.
I took a completely different tack on this one. My child was not taught to swim until she was old enough to know when to swim. I found out the hard way that when completely becalmed at sea, the boat can still be moving faster than one can swim.

"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

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