swimming lessons taken by storm by children



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A. Richier, R. Chapelard, T. Gauthier

France 2

France Televisions

The courses of swimming, which have restarted, are stormed by parents who want their children to learn to swim before summer vacation.

It’s been a habit for a few weeks. Every Thursday after school, 7-year-old Stella takes her swimming in Antibes (Alpes-Maritimes). This year, because of the health crisis, she was unable to follow a cycle of swimming with his class. So his mother chose to pay him individual lessons with a lifeguard. “She likes the water a lot, and I think it’s important in the South to know how to swim“, entrusts Ichih Borron, Stella’s mother.

As summer approaches, many parents ask the 11 lifeguards at the Stade nautique d’Antibes. “We are inundated with calls, and small papers with the contact details of people we have trouble calling back because we give lessons outside our normal working hours, so that leaves us a few slots but they are already there. complete“, Explain Christophe Kafayan, lifeguard lifeguard. This winter, and until May 19, the swimming could only take place outdoors, which discouraged many children.

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