Negative Essay: Swimming Should Be Mandatory For Everyone

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Swimming Should Be Mandatory For Everyone Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Children from one to four are prone to die by drowning than any other cause except by birth defects. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016). The most common scenario of drowning is when the child has no swimming skills and is left unsupervised by the parent for only a few moments. To completely ensure water safety, all precautions must to be taken. According to the World Health Organization Global report on drowning (2014), 372,000 people drown worldwide each year. Drowning is one of the main causes of death for people aged 1 to 14 years in 48 countries; among them are Bangladesh, Australia, China and USA. Learning to swim provides a wide range of benefits: safety, a healthy body and confidence-building. While some may dispute that swimming is a waste of time and unnecessary; it cannot be overlooked that is life-skill could make a difference in life or death situation, and the numerous benefits it offers. World Health Organization (2017) states that 75% of deaths in flood disasters are due to drowning. Flood disasters are becoming more frequent and this trend is expected to continue. The most affected areas often in low- and middle-income countries where ability to warn, evacuate and protect communities from floods is weak or still developing. (WHO, 2017). In August of 2017, Typhoon Hato hit Macao causing damage to building, submerging the streets and at least

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