Sioux Falls City pools will be opening to the public this Memorial Day weekend. But not everyone will be ready.
According to a new study from the Red Cross, many adults don’t know basic swimming skills and that could be dangerous.
Of the adults who know how to swim, only 56 percent can perform basic life-saving skills.
“Like for instance, if you go to a lake where it may not be supervised, and you get in a situation where you can’t help yourself that’s a dangerous situation to put yourself in and to put your family in,” Jean Pearson, Recreation Program Coordinator for Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation, said.