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Red Cross launches campaign about the importance of swim safety

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) – - This holiday weekend will have many heading for the pool and the beach, and many of those people may not know how to swim properly.

Swimming may seem like a harmless activity, but many overestimate their skills.

The American Red Cross is starting a nationwide campaign to encourage people to learn how to swim.

A new survey says 80% of Americans say they know how to swim. Yet, when the Red Cross asked those polled if they could do the five basic skills that everyone should know, that number dropped to 56%.

To find water safety courses and swimming areas in your area, ask for Red Cross training at your local pool or click the links below to find swim classes in the Memphis area.

http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/program-highlights/swimming

http://www.ymcamemphis.org/find-a-y/Fogelman/swim/?gclid=CPHFg__nxb4CFW0aOgodo3gAYA

http://www.memphis.edu/cris/aquatics.php

http://www.diveshop1.com/Memphis/swim.aspx
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