This week the 3/4 level at our school has started our swimming program which will last for two weeks. We have been learning different types of diving techniques, dolphins kicks, back stroke and more! We have really been enjoying this swimming program and we look forward to this program every year, BUT….. do you think it is really important to learn how to swim? Why or why not? Please tell us your opinion and reasons for your opinion!

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  1. February 21st, 2014 at 8:16 am      Reply KK Says:

    I believe that learning to swim is very important because:
    1. If you learn to swim, you will know a few safety options (stay above the water, know what to do when drowning.. etc.)
    2. It is very helpful for your exercise.
    3. You cannot get unhealthy or diseases.

  2. February 26th, 2014 at 8:10 am      Reply sophie soaps Says:

    i strongly believe than people SHOULD learn to swim
    1. if you fell of a boat you would at lest know how to swim

    2.it is a type of exercise and you don’t have to do all the difficulty ones.

    3.it is a fun way to stay healthy and stong.

    from sophie

  3. March 2nd, 2014 at 11:55 pm      Reply Melissa Says:

    I strongly believe that swimming is IMPORTANT because :
    1.you could stay healthy
    2.if you fell out of the boat you can swim to shore
    3.you could make new friends

  4. March 2nd, 2014 at 11:56 pm      Reply Tina Says:

    I strongly belive people should learn how to swim because:

    1. If you at the beach and you fall of a bridge and you learn how to swim you can swim back to the land.

    2. If you swim a lot you can stay very fit

    3. When you to swimming lessons you can meet freinds.

    Thats why I think people should learn how to swim.

  5. March 3rd, 2014 at 12:41 am      Reply Steven Gabbbooooossssshhhhhhh Says:

    I strongly belive swimming is good for you because if you fall off a boat you can swim to shore.

  6. March 3rd, 2014 at 12:46 am      Reply Danny Says:

    I think people should learn to swim because you need to be safe if your in deep water.

    I enjoyed swimming. 🙂

    (Your the best teacher I ever had.)


  7. March 3rd, 2014 at 12:59 am      Reply Danny Says:

    I LOVE SWIMMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Because it’s fun.



  8. March 3rd, 2014 at 10:35 pm      Reply Tracey Says:

    Dear Miss Murphy,

    I think swimming is a good sport for children because it helps you stay fit.


  9. March 4th, 2014 at 7:35 am      Reply Mr Brew Says:

    Learning to swim is very important. It is easier to learn many things when you are younger. Adults find it a lot more difficult to learn to swim as they are less likely to confront their fears. Children are more likely to trust their instructor and give things a go. It is best to learn to swim when you are young. Young adults enjoy swimming in lakes, rivers and have fun at the beach on hot days with their friends. If they don’t know how to swim they can put themselves and friends in danger. Learning to swim is a necessity!
    I enjoyed reading your thoughtful comments on this topic. Well done 3/4M!!

    I hope you will visit the SRC Blog and leave a comment from time to time. I will look forward to any thoughts or suggestions!

    The link is on your Blogroll.

    All the best for 2014!
    From Mr Brew:)

  10. March 4th, 2014 at 10:24 am      Reply Tina Says:

    I love swimming and also it keeps you fit and heathly

  11. March 4th, 2014 at 11:11 pm      Reply Jenny Jen Says:

    In my opinion I think everyone sould leann to swim because it is active and heathy for us and safety!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I LOVE SWIMMING THAT I WANT TO GO BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. March 4th, 2014 at 11:19 pm      Reply Kenny Says:

    In my opinion i strongly believe that everyone should swim because they would not drown and you can swim to safety and you can make new friends and if their leg is hurt hand them a board or a noodle or a ring then say swim with one leg and if they are not hurt just tell them to swim and if they are close to to the boat or ship hand them a rope and if your in danger wave your hand.

  13. March 5th, 2014 at 6:25 am      Reply Lara (☞゚∀゚)☞(・ェ-) 5/6Ma Says:

    In my opinion ( I strongly believe ) that swimming is good because…

    a. If you need to save someone ( if a lifeguard isn’t there! If a life guard is there tell them straight away! ) and you’ll need to jump in.

    b. If you are drowning, don’t go in water that is too far when you are at the beach! For your own safety! If you go too far it will make it highly likely for you to drown!

    c.Swimming will keep you active and fit! Also, swimming is FUN!

    d. If you fall off a boat ( If you are jumping on 1 leg on the edge :p ) you can swim to the shallow end!

    e. To end my opinions, if you just go in with your friends you may try keep your head underwater, not that you would do that!

    From Lara,
    5/6Ma ( Old student from 3/4M! 🙂 )

  14. March 5th, 2014 at 8:42 am      Reply chloe Says:

    Dear Miss Murphy,
    I really like your blog. I think you are the best teacher EVER!
    you are AWSOME!


  15. March 5th, 2014 at 11:55 pm      Reply hulkamania Says:

    I strongly believe that people should learn to swim.
    because if you are on a boat might fall of the boat so you can swim.

  16. March 5th, 2014 at 11:58 pm      Reply Dat :D Says:

    I strongly believe that swimming is good 4 u cuz if a flood happens u could just swim. Or u get pulled in the water and u could start swimming to safety. U will need to take swimming lessons incase of dangers in water. This is why i children should take swimming lessons! 😉

    From, Dat.

  17. March 5th, 2014 at 11:59 pm      Reply hulkamania Says:

    swimming is the best

  18. March 14th, 2014 at 5:05 am      Reply Datty The Dat Says:

    Dear Miss Murphy,

    Don’t any students go check out the blog?
    Cuz I only see comets on swimming, I think me and Sophie go online the most!

    From, Datty The Dat!

  19. March 25th, 2014 at 7:06 am      Reply Jenny Says:

    Dear Miss Murphy,
    I enjoy being in your class because………………………………………………..

    It’s fun,awesome,kind,nice,genarece,graceful,lovely,happy,exciting,
    Cool,fun and


  20. April 1st, 2014 at 5:38 am      Reply Savy Says (Sabra) ;) Says:

    I love swimming swimming is very important and fun 😉 🙂

  21. April 1st, 2014 at 5:40 am      Reply Savy Sabs (Sabra) ;) Says:

    I hope everyone try swimming it is fun and great 😉 🙂 : 😛 (*)

  22. April 10th, 2014 at 6:20 am      Reply Chika Says:

    I believe that swimming is important ’cause it keeps you healthy and teaches you safety rules. I take swimming lessons and I find them fun and interesting.

  23. May 7th, 2014 at 10:37 am      Reply Tracy Says:

    I really/truly believe that everyone should learn swimming. Because…………….

    1st- Swimming could be maybe used to save people and your lives.
    2nd- It would keep you fit because it would use some of your body movement/workout.
    3rd- And so people could meet new friends.

    I myself go swimming lessons and I do agree that I got new friends in my class too. And indeed it kept me fit.

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