Mosul resident offers swimming lessons in makeshift pool

This Mosul resident offers swimming lessons to children

in a makeshift pool that he built himself

Location: Mosul, Iraq

Mahmood Muafaq wants to reduce the number of accidents in the Tigris river

by teaching children how to swim and dive

MOSUL RESIDENT TEACHING CHILDREN HOW TO SWIM FOR FREE, MAHMOOD MUAFAQ:"There are no swimming pools in the Old City. Now they have one. When the temperatures are high, they come here from all neighborhoods."

"Look at the swimmer, how he is diving. He is not capable of floating. This is dangerous. He does not have a method. He does not have the experience to get himself out. If he starts drowning he will not know how to save himself."

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