By Laila M. Sartain The Washington Post September 18, 2019 10:04:07 A group of Israeli swimming lessons have become a meme after it was reported on social media that they were held in a “waterless” facility.
A post from an Israeli swim instructor on Facebook about a year ago has been viewed over 4 million times.
It said: “I have been teaching swimming lessons for the last two years and I’ve never experienced anything like this.”
It said the lessons were held at a facility in Tel Aviv that uses artificial light and ventilation.
In the post, the instructor says he and others had to go through security checks and check the water temperature.
The article has since been shared more than 4,000 times.
On Monday, the story was shared by more than 500,000 people.
The teacher wrote on Facebook: “It is a pity that this situation was discovered because the water is so beautiful that it can become a beautiful pool.
But, it is a lesson in good management.
I hope it can be taught by our young people and that it becomes a lesson for the entire country.”
The post has since garnered more than 1,000 comments, with many of them expressing gratitude.
The comments include, “This is the best thing that has happened to us all” and “Thank you for helping us save Israel from drowning.
I will never forget this moment.”
A photo posted by Haaretz columnist Avraham Lior (@haaretzlior) on Sep 18, 2018 15:48:08On Monday, Haaretz reported that Israel’s Department of Education said it has taken the matter into account and will take appropriate action.
The education ministry also said the swimming lessons had been held in an artificial facility.