According to a Centers for Disease Control report from 1994, 37 percent of adults polled said they couldn’t swim the length of a pool, or 24 yards.
Every day, ten people drown in the United States — and eight of the people are over the age of 14, according to the CDC.
As we approach summer and the many water sports that come with it, it’s more important than ever that adults who can’t swim learn how, according to the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation, the charitable arm of U.S. Masters Swimming.
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You can also use the U.S. Masters Swimming’s Places to Swim map to find lessons.