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Towards an initiation to swimming from kindergarten to fight against drowning

Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu launches a plan to introduce children to the aquatic environment at the age of four.

Posted today at 10:47, updated at 11:04

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Roxana Maracineanu (left) at the inauguration of a plaque bearing her name at the Olympic swimming pool in Mulhouse, where the former champion used to come to train on April 12, 2019.
Roxana Maracineanu (left) at the inauguration of a plaque bearing her name at the Olympic swimming pool in Mulhouse, where the former champion used to come to train on April 12, 2019. VALENTINE ZELER / AFP

Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu on Sunday (April 14th) announced the launch of her "Water Ease" plan to teach kindergarten students the basics of swimming. An experiment will take place Monday in two classes of kindergarten in Paris, in collaboration with the national education.

"Today, learning to swim starts at CP, it's too late! Between transport and the time spent in the locker room, students only spend about 20 minutes in the water, explained in an interview at Parisian the sports minister and former swimming champion. As a result, half of the students at the end of the sixth year can not swim well. "

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One in six Frenchmen can not swim

In addition to the initiation of the youngest, the "Aquatic Aisance" plan plans to release 15 million euros to develop learning pools in collective pools and train parents, school teachers and recreation center leaders to accompany children in the water. "To train them in this pedagogy, we will put online, as of April 22, demonstration videos with several stages, on the site of the ministry" She continues.

Children are not the only ones involved. The device "I learn to swim", previously dedicated to 6-12 years, will be made accessible to adults by 2020.

While nearly 500 people die drowned each year, the control of swimming remains very uneven according to age and social categories: nearly one French in six can not swim. A proportion that rises to 52% among women over 65 years.

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