Thursday, January 24, 2013

USA Swimming on The Doctors this Friday!

Please tune in to Friday's broadcast of The Doctors. The Doctors are in, and they’re meeting with Olympians to talk about healthy living.  The episode will prominently feature the USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative, and The Doctors will interview ambassador Cullen Jones on the importance of learning to swim and water safety.
The numbers are staggering.  70% of African American children, 60% of Latino children and 40% of Caucasian children have low or no swimming ability.

The USA Swimming Foundation is working to change those startling statistics. We know that participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88%.  Through our robust Make a Splash local partner network, more than 1.7 million kids have received the lifesaving gift of learn to swim. And through our national awareness campaign, the Make a Splash Tour with Cullen Jones,
presented by Phillips 66, 
the message of water safety and education has been shared with a wide audience of parents, learn-to-swim providers, educators and community leaders. 

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