CLEVELAND -- Do you and your children know how to swim? It's a question you should be asking yourself if you plan on cooling off at the lake or in the pool this summer.
The fact is, 10 people drown each day in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
More than one in five of those fatal drowning victims are kids, under the age of 14.
Studies have shown that formal swim lessons can help reduce the rate of drowning deaths by 88 percent, according to Pedatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 2009.
The City of Cleveland offers free "Learn to Swim" programs to teach Northeast Ohioans the skills they need to survive, should waters get rough.
The program is open to kids ages 8-17 and is free to participants at any location. Swim programs are also offered to youth and adults.
You can learn to swim at any of The City's recreational center, or outdoor pools (pools open June 15, 2013).
For more information call -216-664-3987.
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