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"It is bitter when you hear about deaths by drowning, so it is important to teach children how to swim"

Participants of Swim safety awareness training organised by Geelong Nepalese Association. Source: spplied/Geelong nepali community

What are initiatives taken by the Nepali community organisations as a new report suggests one in two children are not learning to swim due to COVID-19 restrictions? We find out. But, with the pandemic putting swimming lessons on hold for longer than anticipated throughout the course of 2021, it's feared some children are falling behind and being put at risk of accidents. A new national information campaign aims to avoid drowning tragedies.

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