Can you swim?

Can you swim? If you can't, you should learn. Last year more than 1,000 Thai children died from drowning.

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A boy practices swimming in a swimming pool on Lat Phrao Road in Bangkok. PATIPAT JANTHONG

Dear children

Can you swim? If you can't, you should learn. Last year more than 1,000 Thai children died from drowning.

Don't be afraid. Swimming is easy. First learn to float. That will help you relax in the water. Then you can learn the basic swimming strokes.

A student at Wattana Prueksa School floats during a swimming lesson last March. PATIPAT JANTHONG

Don't swim by yourself, however. You should have an adult who knows how to swim with you.

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