Why Kids Should Learn to Swim


For kids, swimming lessons are fun, good exercise, and potentially life-saving. Knowing how to swim reduces the risk of childhood drowning by 88 percent, according to data compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation, but if parents can't swim, there's only a 13 percent chance that the child will learn. To help solve the problem, the foundation works with programs around the country to make swimming lessons accessible to kids and parents. To find lessons near you, check with local parks and recreation departments or visit makeasplash.org.



Close to one out of two children now has a chronic disease—defined as a disease that lasts more than three months and isn’t considered curable by conventional doctors.

What’s Making Our Kids Sick?

Sick has become the new normal for children. But the authors of a new book say that it’s possible to change that trend and dramatically improve kids’ health.