Ready, Set, Swim!
According to the Centers for Disease Control, drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury or death in the United States. About one in five individuals who die from drowning are children age 14 or younger. The fatal drowning rate of African-American children ages 5–14 is almost three times that of white children in the same age range. These are grim statistics, but they help to underscore the universal importance of learning basic swimming skills. Organizers of the World’s....
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