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Timeless Truths

Inspired by life's simple pleasures during challenging times.

5 Strands for 5 Swim Skills Woven Bracelets

Coming soon! 5 strands for 5 swim skills woven bracelets Can you execute the following 5 swim skills (that equal water competency) in sequence?* Step or jump into the water over your head. Return to the surface and float or tread water for 1 minute. Swim in a full circle and find an exit. Swim 25 yards to the exit, then...  Exit from the water without using the ladder.  @SwimMission #Swimcap is inspired by statistics from the American Red Cross that state only about 60% of U.S. residents have mastered the 5 swim skills that equal water competency. That percentage is lower among black and brown people, who are also 2 to 3 times more likely to drown than their Anglo peers. [CDC]   Once the challenges of inherited fear of the water, negative family attitudes toward swimming, cultural stereotypes, access to certified swim instruction and facilities have been addressed, protecting hair is the final obstacle for girls and women to overcome before they&