Learning how to swim is something we should all do – and preferably at a young age. It is often much easier to learn to swim when we are young, and it keeps us safer in or near the water throughout our lives.
It is also a good idea to take swimming lessons whenever we can. When you take lessons you learn how to swim, and you also learn how to do it properly. You can develop the various strokes so you know how to use them and you will eventually gain more confidence in the water. You’d very likely feel safe while attending swimming lessons as well, with little thought of anything going wrong.
How often do people experience injuries while having swimming lessons?
This is rare – extremely rare. However there is a potential that something could go wrong at various times. For example if the instructor is not paying proper attention someone could get into trouble and be injured. There could be too many people in the class for one instructor, and yet no one else has been employed to help out.
Furthermore the pool itself should be in good condition to be used for the lessons. If the tiles are broken (which can lead to sharp edges) either in or around the pool, it could be very easy for someone to cut their feet on them. Similarly you could slip and fall and hurt yourself if the pool area is not kept clean and maintained on a regular basis. It would be very easy for the area to become slippery.
Are you entitled to get swimming lesson injury compensation?
If you are wondering whether this could be the case, you should consider the circumstances in which your accident occurred. Even if you are unsure whether swimming lesson injury compensation would apply in your case, you might want to get in touch with a professional injury compensation lawyer to see whether they can help.
Accident Advice Helpline is a great way to get in contact with the right person. We may be able to represent you with one of our lawyers now if you call 0800 689 0500 to speak to us about your situation. The more information you can give us, the easier it will be to determine whether compensation could be a possibility for you, so why not make that call here now?
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead