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Olympic Swimmers Promote Children’s Swim Lessons in Florida | Florida News | US News

Posted by | June 13, 2017 | Drowning Prevention, Olympics

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A USA Swimming Foundation study says black and Hispanic children still lag behind in swimming ability despite overall improvement for children nationwide since 2010.The study found that drownings are the second-leading cause of unintentional death for children under 14. Researchers said 64 percent of black children and 45 percent of Hispanic children in the U.S. cannot swim.The foundation says half the 41 Broward County children under age 5 who have drowned since 2009 were black. Researchers said black children were 5.5 times more likely to drown than white children.

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