" It was, I think, a national requirement for all second graders to learn how to swim in Sweden in the past, definitely no longer there. We were driven out by bus to a bath house to practice every other week
We had a similar deal in the public school I went to here in Norway, but I never learned to swim there. There was no requirements and the teachers there to fulfill the safety requirements had no training, so we spent the time playing around. After a while I started pretending to be able to, and was to embarrassed to ask anyone for help.(which kids tend to be amongst their peers when they need help with something)
Figured it out myself in the sea at the age of 9 or 10 though.