Seventy Percent of Drownees are Adults


World Swim and SCUBA Diving Instructors’ Conference Identifies Answers to Drowning

SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — People who can’t swim panic without the knowledge of how their bodies and the water work together. 21st Century Swimming Lessons, Inc. (“21st”) of Sarasota, FL reports that, nationally, many beginning swim class skills are too advanced for beginning students because students are taught stroke mechanics before they understand how the water works. Therefore, large percentages of students fail lessons, especially adults, every year. Over 70 percent of American drownings are by adults (CDC 2010), a fact usually overlooked in deference to statistics about children. Without passing beginning lessons, child and adult students cannot advance to levels where they would learn to swim.

According to 21st, the reason there are so many drownings nation- and worldwide is that so many people don’t know how to float, how to prevent getting water in their noses, and how to prevent panic. They may know the strokes but they don’t know how the water works. Is that swimming?

Toward its goal to end drowning globally, a world instructors’ conference will be held June 1-3, 2012 in Sarasota, Florida, by 21st, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, to inform swimming and SCUBA diving instructors, would-be instructors, and the public of the need for lessons that all beginners can pass and can enjoy. The conference will demonstrate three days of universal lessons that work for all beginners. 21st Century Swimming Lessons and its predecessor, Miracle Swimming Institute, have been teaching these universal swimming lessons in various cities nationally since 1983. The lessons can also be applied to children.

The conference costs $299 and will be held at the Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel on Lido Key, Sarasota, Florida. For information, go to or call 941-921-6420.


Melon Dash
21st Century Swimming Lessons

SOURCE 21st Century Swimming Lessons, Inc.

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Beverly is a deputy clerk with the Florida court system and is an experienced writer in her free time. Her love of adventure and the outdoors is what fuels her desire to seek out new and exciting things.
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