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.
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The bank holiday getaway is underway with twice the amount of traffic expected. Key routes across the west country are set to be hectic.
Blue skies and even more sunshine in the run up to the bank holiday weekend
The run-up to the bank holiday weekend probably has some of the best weather. Its fine with some blue skies or patchy cloud.