prob teenagers...depends on swimming ability and which friends.
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29-09-2013 17:45 #11Senior Member
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29-09-2013 17:49 #12
Yeah I am thinking high school, specific age will depend on maturity of the child, their friends and their swimming skill.
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29-09-2013 17:51 #13
Yes prob around 14/15
29-09-2013 17:56 #14
I believe in protecting children from harm. However I also see it as harmful if we do not allow them to make decisions until they are almost adults.
They need to make judgment calls, it's extremely important for development. Adults don't suddenly know how to make good decisions, it takes years of practice.
My daughter was 12 turning 13 in the year ahead.
29-09-2013 17:56 #15
It would be 15/16yrs old.
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29-09-2013 18:07 #16
I used to go to the local pool with my friend during the school holidays really regularly when I was 11-12. We would even catch the train there occasionally. In saying that, that was 16 years ago and I wouldn't let my kids do something like that until at least 14-15.
29-09-2013 18:08 #17
I think my oldest was about 14/15
29-09-2013 18:17 #18
I was doing this with my friends from 12/13 years old. I feel that age would be fine for my children, also
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29-09-2013 18:21 #19
29-09-2013 18:25 #20
I'm not looking for a debate, nor am I expecting people to justify their reasons, but I was actually a little surprised to see a few people saying '15/16'. I mean, you can get a learners permit for a motorbike at 16 and be able to ride alone, unsupervised. You can also get a boat licence at 16 in some states. So to read some people wouldn't let their child go to a swimming pool unsupervised until 15/16 was a little surprising
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