Water Saftey Tips To Prevent Sinking While Swimming

By Madeline Shine - 21Alive

May 22, 2014 Updated May 22, 2014 at 5:18 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- It's finally here. Time to throw on a bathing suit and jump in some water and have some fun.

But before you get your feet wet, there are a few things to consider if swimming isn't a strong suit.

Preventing any time of water accident from happening can be easy to do, but a startling statistic from the Red Cross says that more than half of Americans can't swim.

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