- Physical inactivity, obesity, and a rapid growth of an aging society are driving up the healthcare and insurance costs.
These infestation are expanding at a rapid rate and causing a lot of unwanted harms in our society.
- Lack of education to the importance of swimming and related benefits and incorporate swimming into their lifestyles.
- Lack of work-life balance and convenient aquatic facilities.
- About more than 1/2 of Singaporeans have a fear of swimming pools
- Drowning cases are growing and more children nearly drowned and in some cases died from drowning in the past 5 years as compared with previous 6 years.
Many of all these cases happened in condominium pools based on cases as shared from the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
- Adults lack of life saving skill such as CPR, First Aid and Awareness of water safety.
Physical inactivity and rate of obesity will continue to grow and drive up healthcare and insurance cost as baby grow large and up to age of 65. The childhood obesity continues to increase. To reverse all this crippling trends, government and private sectors have to invest more to increase on the physical activity of fellow Singaporeans and residents. Education of the benefits of swimming lessons, more aquatic facilities, better trained qualified swim coaches should be implemented to facilitate people to take up more swimming to increase physical activities. Currently swimming coaches which are qualified and awarded to teaching swimming in Singapore are all accredited with NROC, SSTA and AUSTSWIM. They are all recognized standards met swimming coaches, for more details, you can check out this link for more information. www.swimclasses.com.sg. Aquatic activity is ideal for sedentary, obese and older populations. And yet about ½ of Singaporeans and residents of Singapore either fear deep water or do not know how to swim. The population of Singapore as of 2016 together with fellow Singaporean and residents were 5.607 million recorded. And more than half of this population do not know how to
swim or have strong water phobia. Because of so many not being able to swim, the activities that improve health and longevity are lost to approximately 2.3 million and those they influence. This aversion to water will also places large populations at the risk of drowning.