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“Swimming Pool”

Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

Is swimming a common form of recreation in your area? If so, where do people go to enjoy themselves? If not, explain your reasons. Do people ever install their own pools on their property?

What health benefits come from swimming? How does swimming compare with other recreational activities? Collect information about this topic by using different online resources. 

Video Script

Hi, I’m Randall. I’m standing in front of the city swimming pool. It’s a great place for families to bring their children.

The swimming pool opens in the morning around 5:00 a.m., and it closes about 9:00 p.m. Uh, it costs about four dollars to get in for a one-day pass. I always encourage parents [to] when they bring their children to keep an eye on them and maybe have a buddy system where one friend sticks together with another.

And always it’s a good idea to wear sunscreen so that you don’t burn during the hot time of the day.

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