Learn To Swim

Everyone should learn to swim and no one should swim alone.

The Basics

Action Items

Dive Deeper

  • Adults who are incapable of swimming OR of swimming confidently should only take children swimming if another adult Water Guardian is present and on duty. The adult Water Guardian serves separately from any nearby lifeguards.
  • A survey by the American Red Cross showed that more 54 percent of Americans either can’t swim or don’t have all of the basic swimming skills.
  • Many places offer swimming lessons just for adults. Check with your local gym, swim school, YMCA and more (U.S. Masters Swimming) for information on adult swim lessons.

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