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Warning over low number of pupils who can swim 25 metres

More children may drown without better school swimming provision, the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) has warned.

Half of seven- to 11-year-olds in England, some 1.1 million children, cannot swim the length of a standard pool, research suggests.

Only 2% of schools surveyed delivered the government's recommended 22 hours a year of swimming lessons.

Graham Satchell reports.

  • 23 May 2013