Every season we give our kids the choice. Swimming lessons plus one other activity. In our house, this isn’t an option. We have a cottage on the water and to me it’s just not worth the risk. We even go one further, any child at our cottage wears a life jacket until they can pass our swim test, period.
This blogger agrees:
In 2002, I was still years away from having kids of my own and, by my own admission, paid little attention to news headlines where kids were in involved. But the drowning death that summer of five-year-old Joshua Harder at a Winnipeg pool while on a class trip hit me hard.