Swimming: Cullen Jones Says Youth of All Colors Must Learn Water Safety

By Helen Silvis, theskanner.com, August 2011
Filed under: Video

Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones wants to encourage all children to learn to swim and be safe in the water. Seventy percent of African American children and 60 percent of Latino children cannot swim, putting them at greater risk of drowning than their peers. Drowning is the second highest cause of accidental death for children under 18. Jones is touring with the Make a Splash campaign, and held a swimming class in Portland Ore., August 9, 2011.

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