In this recent New York Times Blog piece, columnist Jane Brody lays out a strong case for why its important for adults to learn to swim.

Posted just days after the Red Cross debuted its first ever adult swim lesson program, Brody sites Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data that indicates 37 percent of adults cannot swim the length of a 25-yard pool. Perhaps more compelling are the success stories of several individuals who have successfully learned to swim as an adult, and Brody's own personal anecdotes. Read More