Learn to swim and save your life
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By NAPSI  May 9, 2014 12:00 am

(NAPSI)—You can help to reduce the number of adult drownings in your community this summer by learning to swim and encouraging others to join you.

That’s the word from the experts at the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation. 

It launched a campaign to reduce the number of adult drownings, declaring last month “Adult Learn-to-Swim Month.” Alarmingly, 37 percent of American adults cannot swim the length of a 25-yard pool, according to the Centers for Disease Control. This puts them at risk for becoming one of the 10 people who drown every day in the U.S.

“If we can convince water-shy adults to learn to swim in April, we hope to save lives when people gather at pools and beaches for summer recreation,” says Rob Butcher, executive director of U.S. Masters Swimming.

To learn more or find an adult learn-to-swim program, go to www.usms.org/learntoswim.

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