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    Maybe a factor is that in urban areas wealthier people are the ones who pay for swimming lessons? It would be interesting to know how drowning/swimming ability correlates with income.
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    ignorance? I dunno, its up to them I guess, to not teach your kids how to swim cause you cant? that's just childish
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    I was shocked that the mother of 3 just stood on the bank and watched her children drown! I can swim, but even if I could not I would have died trying save my children. What is wrong with those adults that just stood there and watched this happen?
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    Margaret Boehm, Politix Staff Writer
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    Drowning is one of the leading causes of deaths of all children under the age of 12, would be interesting to look into the racial breakdown of that statistic. So sad.
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    I think it's clear that it's something that needs to be fixed. We should start providing service based scholarships to young people who go into these neighborhoods and teach swimming lessons to young children. Overtime this will make the population more likely to Engadge in these physical activities which can lead to better overall health.
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