This summer, swim safely

COMMENTARY /// Water safety

Cooling off in a pool, lake or ocean is a great way to beat the heat—but there can be danger.
Drowning is a leading cause of death in children under 14. One reason is that 70 percent of African American and 60 percent of Hispanic children don’t know how to swim, the USA Swimming Foundation reports. Minority children are also less involved in competitive swimming when compared to their white peers, comprising only 1 percent of USA Swimming membership.
Some of the reasons include:
Lack of swimming...

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