At the course (Source: Internet)
 
Vinh Long (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union’s chapter in the southern province of Vinh Long and Australia’s Water Safety Vietnam charity group launched a swimming course for 90 students and teachers in Vinh Long city on June 11.

The course, lasting till June 21, will offer theoretical and practical guidance on swimming skills and rescue for drowned children.

Permanent Vice Secretary of the provincial youth union Bui Van Chieu said it is the third year the union has held such a swimming course for teachers and students with an aim to protect themselves in water or rescue drowned victims, thereby improving their health.

During summer this year, the union will open similar courses in remote and mountainous areas.

Since early this year, Vinh Long has recorded nine deaths from drowning, mostly those below six years old.-VNA