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DN Opinion. More resources must go to teach all the young to swim

no matter what you think in the matter of the secret of the veil to be or not to be on the image we want to with the this text to display a different page, out of the discussion. This with the debates is something, which is good and bad, has been a pretty big part of my sporting career. I am aware that sometimes I have created them, and that some of them have been created by the unwise or provocative statements.

today I do not want to provoke either of my covenant, or of someone else. Today, I and my colleagues on the Swim in Sweden to write about something important, about something that the whole idrottssverige and our politicians need to understand and act upon – we write about the importance to engage, to put down the time and resources to get young people into the amazing Swedish sports movement. Veil or not, is not the question that should fill debattutrymmet – it is sport, open to all.

The debate going on here right now taking the attention from what is important – how we get young people active in the Swedish community life, regardless of the clothing, background, or gender identity. For us it is obvious and clear; through sport, you are met across all borders, may be part of a community and the opportunity to develop.

all had the privilege to learn to swim early, but we also know that it is far from obvious to someone who moved here from another country. Therefore, the was founded in 2014 the association's Swim into Sweden (SiS).

the Aim of getting more people to feel the joy in the water, and we do this by working with young people in the vulnerable areas where the simkunskapen is low and vattenvanan sometimes non-existent. We know how much joy a man can feel of being in and near the water and want to spread it any further, we want to strengthen our participant's self-confidence and self-esteem, and provide opportunities for them to take part of the Swedish nature and the outdoors.

But there is a further aim of the Swim in Sweden that is even larger and more important – to allow for more to get a full grade. Those who can not swim 200 metres may not a passing grade in the subject sport and health, which is a barrier to post-secondary studies.

with the many young people who currently lack qualifying score in sports and health then they can't swim. Idrottslärarna need help and support in their mission – they can not teach all these children to swim. This play simidrotten and voluntary associations, a large and important role.

today, we know that many schools and students successfully get the help of simföreningar and we know that associations in Sweden are prepared to do even more. In the Swim in Sweden we are fighting every Sunday night to get a 20 to participate in our lessons, out there in Tensta.

We know that the first steps is to even get them to engage the girls over 14 years in the sport, regardless of the religion, a challenge big enough. Sometimes we have almost full attendance, sometimes only participate the few.

we are always at least three simtränare on the spot. The coaches 'and volunteers' commitment is one of the most important keys to our success. But there is a need for more resources and structured efforts that create conditions for change on a broader scale.

Integration, exercise of young people and simkunnighet will not by itself. The will of the people's own efforts. There will be a dark Sunday night in Täby, Tensta, stockholm, Mölndal, sweden-Visby.

We don't write this to highlight the problem, we do it to lift all good sportsmen do. An important insight that we got when we started working with SiS was that integration actually works in both directions. We got an insight into these girls ' world and their culture while they learned about our world – the water.

to ignore who is on the picture of the Swedish sports website, how they are dressed, what he has for hair, how long her hair is, or something else irrelevant. Instead, let us talk about the important thing – how we get all young people to play sports, and how we create the best conditions for it.

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