A new survey by the Amateur Swimming Association has found that nearly half of the children here in the East can't swim.
The survey revealed that only 57% of children are able to swim 25 metres unaided.
Karen Pickering from Suffolk is one of Britain's most successful swimmers and now runs the Karen Pickering Swim Foundation which offers finance to help those most in need learn to swim.
More top news
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds on Saturday which could cause damage, disruption and power cuts.
Following criticism from MPs and campaigners, the work and pensions secretary said the helpline would be free by the end of the year.
A report into a riot-hit jail has revealed inmates were locked up for as much as 23 hours a day.