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Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to beach season but 1 in 6 adults can't swim

Posted on AllSides May 24th, 2024
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The unofficial start to summer is just days away, and heading to the beach or going for a swim in a lake or pool is a big tradition on Memorial Day weekend. But a new survey finds that nearly one in 6 American adults can't swim. Poolonomics surveyed 3,000 Americans aged 18 and up across all 50 states. The data indicates, nationally, 16% of adults admit they can't swim. Alaska had the highest percentage of non-swimmers, with one in four saying they can't swim. Here in...

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