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Pool party at the Tallink Spa provided new experiences and useful wisdom about water

26.03.2017

At the end of March, the children from safe homes and substitute homes all over Estonia were able to take part in the traditional pool party organised by the non-profit association SEB Heategevusfond at the Tallink Spa. In addition to swimming and having fun in the water, the children learned diving, visited saunas and rehearsed the basics of water safety with their teachers.

The children performed all kinds of tricks in the water. From time to time they explored the saunas—it was nice to rest there, as splashing around and having fun in the water is quite tiresome. The little ones played in the children’s pool, enjoying the plentiful pool toys and blow-up equipment.

One of the most exciting activities of the pool party was diving/snorkelling, which the children could try out under the watchful eyes of their instructors. They learned how to put on the gear and the children were instructed on the rules that must be followed when diving.

The basics of water safety were rehearsed. On the way home—while discussing what they had seen, done and learned—they came to the conclusion that the most important piece of wisdom is “don’t be careless”. The children understood that they always need to be cautious of how and where to dive into the water, when to wear safety gear, like a swim ring or arm bands, and to mind the younger ones.

The day in the big warm pool was what everyone needed in the grey and chilly early spring in Estonia. According to the children, the big, bright and warm Tallink Spa reminded them of a trip to a tropical island—and, indeed, both of them bring joy, relaxation and strength to go on with the daily life.

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