Warning over low number of British pupils who can swim

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More children may drown without better school swimming provision, the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) has warned.

Half of seven- to 11-year-olds in England, some 1.1 million children, cannot swim the length of a standard pool, research suggests.

Only 2% of schools surveyed delivered the government’s recommended 22 hours a year of swimming lessons.

See also story here on swimming.org/asa

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