ULSAN, Mar. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ulsan Metropolitan Office of Education (UMOE) announced on Monday that it will expand its mobile survival swimming class, which was operated on a trial basis last year.
The mobile swimming program, which is a project of the Ministry of Education, is designed to avoid restrictions on the use of outside swimming facilities and to prevent safety accidents from occurring.
From March to mid-November, schools will provide survival swimming education regardless of weather or temperature, equipped with facilities such as mobile swimming pools, changing rooms and shower rooms under enclosed large-scale air domes.
A device that regulates water temperature and purifies the water will also be operated.
Last year, the UMOE conducted a pilot project by offering swimming classes to 1,685 students at two elementary schools, using a single portable swimming pool.
This year, four swimming pool facilities will be operated for 9,000 students at 20 elementary schools. Two swimming instructors and one safety and facility management staff will be provided per class for a total of 10 training sessions.
“Even though elementary school survival swimming education has been implemented as a national pilot project since the Sewol ferry disaster, there were difficulties in utilizing infrastructure such as swimming pools,” an official said.
“By solving these problems through mobile swimming pools, it is possible to operate quality education programs and realize educational welfare services.”
D. M. Park (firstname.lastname@example.org)