Campaign to improve school swimming lessons

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.

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Half of our children can't swim

A new survey by the Amateur Swimming Association has found that nearly half of the children in the East of England cannot swim.