American Red Cross Stresses Importance of Swimming Safely


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This year marks 100 years of the American Red Cross educating the public on swimming safely in a new anti-drowning campaign; urging the importance of adults and children to learn basic swimming functions.

Kristin Harns, Casper Aquatic Center supervisor says, “drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional death for kids ages six and under, which is obviously way way too much.”

As families gear up for trips to the pool, lakes and rivers this summer, American Red Cross volunteers ask adults in wyoming to make water safety a priority.

Traci Aguilar of American Red Cross says, “54% of Americans cannot actually perform the basic swimming skills.”

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