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1924

Why do schools allow boys and girls to swim together in gym class?

at my daughters schools from 8th -10th grade, in PE she attends the swim unit and boys and girls have
it together? Why is this allowed? Wouldn't this make girls feel uncomfortable
and give immature boys an opportunity to harass and humiliate girls? And cause
distractions and goofing off among everyday? Not to mention young boys will be shirtless around young girls and I think that is inappropriate especially in a school setting

My daughter keeps saying she does not care but she is young and may not understand how wrong this is
this just seems wrong especially at school

this class also pretty much just gives students to look at all the other students in bathing suits. What is this a party or something? How is this appropriate for school? Why is the school providing an avenue for voyeurism?



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junieg
Does your daughter ever go to a beach or swim out with school. Then I am sure she is used to people wearing swimming costumes. This is the 21st Century. Are you suggesting we go back to Victorian times and make them wear costumes that cover them from ankle to neck? Making seeing others like this as taboo will just make her more curious about it and there is nothing wrong with it. The costumes cover up what needs to be covered up. I see absolutely nothing wrong with mixed sex swimming lessons.
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SarahTucker
I understand as a mother your concern is absolutely genuine, you are a really caring mother. It's not about school it's in your mind of getting negative. Well don't feel wrong with swimming & it's costume, it is a good exercise & a good exercise can only be performed with good costumes & with better competitors. I can only suggest you to just spend some time looking back to your childhood, there would have been so many thing that your mom wouldn't have liked & would have told you & I'm sure you would have ignored her, thinking her over reacting. I respect your concern you are really a a caring mom :)