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In Iceland it's a legal requirement to be able to swim.
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Karen

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6 years ago #9472134        
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Well... it has to be taught, at least. It's not like they make every adult take an annual exam ;)

http://www.infoiceland.is/swimming.html


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4 years ago #9660088        
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Of course it is. It's Iceland, where everyone swims in eco-friendly hot tubs.

Zeust

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5 years ago #9552270        
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In the Netherlands, swimming used to be mandatory in school but now isn't anymore. Sad really, especially in a country that lives with water like we do. Being able to swim is currently still a cornerstone of Dutch society, but for current kids it won't be :(

5 years ago #9552265        
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Finnish PE has swimming lessons in it. Teachers can make a lot of choices on what they teach, but some things are required. As school is mandatory by law and swimming is one of those required things... Yeah Finland kinda has the same law.

1 year ago #9838211        
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In Switzerland too, it is part of the primary school curriculum

3 years ago #9809942        
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and here I am, afraid of swimming pools O_O

5 years ago #9618655        
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Makes sense


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