One in three parents admit their children cannot swim the length of a pool.
With more than 400 drownings across the country every year, a campaign has begun to get everyone swimming.
Esther Pearson, from Surf Life Saving GB has been talking to our reporter Richard Lawrence.
A survey commissioned for Daybreak has found that 1 in 3 parents admit their children cannot swim the length of a pool (25m).
More than 400 people drown in the UK each year. Half of those occur in the South and West, popular holiday destinations.