H1N1 & Swimming

A healthy body is most important for any child or adult. Discuss all issues related to health in this forum.

H1N1 & Swimming

Postby Fairy » Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:08 pm

Wonder if it is ok to carry on attending swimming lessons? Parents, will you stop your children's swimming lessons temporarily? The public pools are usually very crowded during weekends. Wonder if there is increase risk of getting the flu bug there.

Fairy
BrownBelt
BrownBelt
 
Posts: 651
Joined: Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:40 pm
Total Likes: 2


Postby sunflower » Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:17 pm

I'm not sure but I've since tried to avoid crowded places such as swimming pools and playgrounds, esp those huge indoor playgrounds...but quite difficult to avoid shopping on weekends (crowded places and enclosed somemore).

Hmm...actually, if a child is not feeling well (coughing, running nose etc) or having fever, I guess most parents wldn't let them go swimming. Maybe it cld be quite safe after all?..

sunflower
BrownBelt
BrownBelt
 
Posts: 642
Joined: Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:08 pm
Total Likes: 8


Postby hmsg » Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:58 pm

My children's swimming classes were cancelled over the weekend... so I think better to be safe than subsequently inconvenience...

hmsg
BlackBelt
BlackBelt
 
Posts: 868
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:39 am
Total Likes: 1


Postby IJJ » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:55 pm

I am suspending mine for a month. She is asthmatic, better safe than sorry.

IJJ
KiasuGrandMaster
KiasuGrandMaster
 
Posts: 1218
Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:36 pm
Total Likes: 1


Postby KingRascal » Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:00 am

I was once told that chlorine in the water would have made it difficult for the virus to survive. Not sure if this is true. Anyone with medical background to advise?

KingRascal
BlueBelt
BlueBelt
 
Posts: 313
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:58 pm
Total Likes: 0



Postby lovecitylondon » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:47 am

same here... heard that chlorine 'kills' the bacteria and germs, not sure whether that is really true? Last week's swim class was totally empty, except for the instructor. Only I am stupid enough to bring my son there.

lovecitylondon
YellowBelt
YellowBelt
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:49 pm
Total Likes: 0


Postby Fairy » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:03 am

IJJ wrote:I am suspending mine for a month. She is asthmatic, better safe than sorry.


Hi,
Does your kid's swimming instructor allow you to suspend lessons or do you still have to pay for the lessons?

Fairy
BrownBelt
BrownBelt
 
Posts: 651
Joined: Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:40 pm
Total Likes: 2


Postby acforfamily » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:09 am

I am suspending my kid's swimming lessons too. Not sure that enough is known about the virus, so maybe chlorine will or will not kill it, better safe than sorry.
Then again, this is around for some time. So, how long can we sustain this?

acforfamily
BlueBelt
BlueBelt
 
Posts: 388
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:33 pm
Total Likes: 0


Postby lizawa » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:23 am

A side question. What preventive measures are your childrens' schools taking to avoid spread of H1N1 within the school compound.

In my daughter's school, they set up a 2nd "canteen", to separate the students during recess. And also stagger the recess time, so that not all the students are queuing at the foodstalls at the same time.

lizawa
BrownBelt
BrownBelt
 
Posts: 665
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:29 am
Total Likes: 0


Postby MdmKS » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:32 am

How about enrichment class? Will you keep yoiur child away from it for at least 7 days? Heard one popular enrichment centre has two confirm cases during the last week of school holiday.

MdmKS
BrownBelt
BrownBelt
 
Posts: 591
Joined: Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:08 pm
Total Likes: 0


Next

Return to Health