Learning to Swim Can Save A Life


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With summer here, more of us are looking to cool off by getting in the water.

The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta says minorities are most at risk for drowning.

One Albany group is helping to bridge that gap by teaching all kids how to swim. Drowning is the number one cause of death for toddlers.

Nearly 80% of teens and adults who drown are males, and African Americans are more likely not to know how to swim.

“It’s not that they can’t swim they just need the opportunity to learn to swim.” said Boys and Girls Club Pool Manager Bobby Savage.

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