Persuasive Essay About Swimming

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“Legs kicking, arms spinning. As I push off the end of the pool, the water rushes out of my way. I glide through the water straight as a pencil. My legs go up and down, over and over. My arms go round and round like a windmill. I turn my head up and take a breath.” That is how Jenna Ward (November 8, 2016) described the feeling of swimming. Everyone should be able to feel the thrill of accomplishing something so important as swimming. Swimming is a life saving skill all people should learn to do. I have a personal experience with the need to know how to swim. My neighbor drowned when she was five-years-old. She was swimming at a friends house. When no one was watching she jumped in the deep end. She didn’t know how to swim, so she never was able to come back up after going under. Her parents were busy with her younger siblings, so they didn’t see her jump. If she knew how to swim that never would have happened. Everybody should learn how to swim. Unfortunately, not all kids can go to swimming lessons, but there is an easy way to fix that problem. If schools taught swimming during gym all students would have a chance to learn to swim. Kids are going to be at school anyway. Why not teach them to swim there? Swimming should be taught in school because not everyone can or chooses to take swimming lessons, it teaches a life saving skill, and once someone learns to swim, they can swim their whole life.
First, having swimming lessons at school would give people another option for

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