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Bangladeshi children get pond swimming lessons

The London Olympics team is funding swimming lessons for children in Bangladesh as part of its mission to leave a legacy post 2012.

Working with charity Unicef, they are trying to give Bangladeshi children the skills to survive in the waterlogged country that suffers frequent flooding.

BBC Asian Network reporter Catrin Nye went to some lessons in Narsingdi, just outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.

Visit the BBC Asian Network website for more of the coverage marking 40 years of Bangladeshi independence.

  • 14 Dec 2011
  • From the section Asia