Yes, swimming certainly can be a risky activity. Every year 2600 people drown in the United States, many of whom were swimming. Although safety is stressed in public and private swimming pools, we still run the risk of injury or even death when we swim. How likely do you think you are to be injured if you go swimming?


Authors: Bill Britton, Mohr Elementary School, Pleasanton; Diana Fong-Wedgwood, Edison Elementary School; Tim Perrotta, Cesar Chavez Middle School, and Steven Smith, Edison Elementary School.
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