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Learning children to swim, a must I think!

(30 Posts)
bikergran Sun 19-Feb-12 09:19:00

After the dreadfull story about the grandmother and 6 yr old drowning in a pond, I am so glad that we have just started grandson with swimming lessons! he is on his 3rd lesson and loving it , hes 5 now, so hopefully will pick the swimming thing up quickly.
I am not sure and maybe no one knows if the little chap that drowned couild swim, or if he could, if it would it have helped him to survive sad

Do your granchildren swim? and has this story promted you? to take the littleones to swimming lessons? I didnt learn to swim until I was 11 ish.

whatisamashedupphrase Sun 19-Feb-12 22:46:43

That's not pedantic Maniac. It's downright rude.

crimson Sun 19-Feb-12 22:57:56

But she is right......

em Sun 19-Feb-12 23:06:02

As a regular pedant I agree that she is right but feel that in this context a comment like that is inappropriate. Many of us must have had the same thought but did not feel that is was necessary to point it out.

Greatnan Mon 20-Feb-12 08:22:26

Could I put a word in - I sent a gentle reminder to Maniac about forum etiquette and not correcting another member's spelling or grammar. She replied very courteously and now understands that rule. I think we should now let the matter rest.