In Oregon, swimming was a REQUIRED course for graduation.
|Date:||May 2nd, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)|| |
Why not typing or driving or something useful?
Because it's a state with lots of rivers and lakes and the Pacific Ocean. And it has a list of other requirements like the ability to balance a checking account and complete an employment application.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a similar requirement. To graduate, you must be able to pass a basic swim test. (Waivers for physical disability or phobia are available.)