New Push to Promote Swimming
Lessons for Minority Kids in U.S.
Many water-related stories have been in the news of late — including reports connected to the three questions below.
1. The U.S. government has launched a new campaign to encourage black and Hispanic children to learn how to swim. The campaign is sorely needed: USA Swimming Foundation research shows that some 70 percent of black children and 62 percent of Hispanic children can’t swim. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s recently released annual childhood drowning report, black kids between the ages of five and 14 are ________ times more likely to drown than their white counterparts.
a. Two b. Three c. Four d. Five
2. Forty-year-old Erika Braun has qualified for the upcoming U.S. Olympic swimming trials, in advance of the London Olympics. In what event will she compete at the trials?
a. 50m freestyle b. 100m breaststroke c. 100m backstroke d. 200m butterfly
3. The U.S. Justice Department recently announced that the deadline for implementing controversial new pool-accessibility standards is being postponed to Jan. 31, 2013. Now the government says enforcement of the new rules will be __________.
a. Incremental b. Immediate c. Flexible d. Retroactive.
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1. b. Three. To learn more, click here.
2. a. 50m freestyle. To learn more, click here.
3. c. Flexible. To learn more, click here.
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