One in three primary school leavers can’t swim, report warns, amid rise in drownings

One in three primary school leavers cannot swim one length of a pool, a report has found, amid concern that a lack of lessons is leading to rise in young people drowning.

Official data shows forty people aged 19 and under drowned in the UK last year, representing an increase of 25 per cent from 2015.

In total 300 people of all ages died by drowning last year, with the summer holidays typically seeing a spike in cases involving children.

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