I don't think about it much but then I read this:
In an effort to cool off, one of the teens wandered into the shallow part of the river.
At some point he slipped into deep water and started to drown.
So six more teens went to his rescue.
Only one made it back to shore.
The parents stood helpless on the shore and watched as their children struggled and eventually slipped under the water. The adults could not swim either.
This is a terrible tragedy and my heart goes out to the lone survivor and the parents that lost their children.
Apparently over a third of the USA can't swim and over half in the world. Which to me is just amazing. I just can't imagine not being able to swim and as a parent I viewed it as a requirement that my children learn to swim for safety reasons alone.
So can you swim?
[Edited 2010-08-03 14:48:14]