In a 1994 CDC study, 37 percent of American adults said they couldn't swim 24 yards, the length of a typical gymnasium lap pool. A 2008 study conducted by researchers at the University of Memphis found that almost 54 percent of children between 12 and 18 can do no more than splash around the shallow end of a pool.
This means that a large number of American parents and child caregivers are not equipped to save a drowning child.
Can you swim well enough to save a drowning child? If you can't you might want invest in some lessons of your own before heading out into the water this summer. According to the numbers you very likely could be on your own if something goes wrong.
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