Action News’ Sharifa Jackson Opens Up About Fear Of Swimming, Hopes To Inspire Others | 6abc Philadelphia

As we head into summer, pools start opening and beaches become packed.

But there is this alarming reality: African-American children have a 70% higher rate of accidental drowning than white children.

The reasons are many, not least of which, is access to guarded pools.

Action News reporter Sharifa Jackson opened up about a near-drowning experience when she was a teenager.

Until recently, she did not know how to swim, but she decided to change that and said you can, too.

See 6abc


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