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Young children who take swimming lessons are 88% less likely to drown, finds a study in the March issue of the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Only two (3%) of 61 children one to four years of age who drowned between 2003 and 2005 had taken formal swimming lessons, compared with 35 (26%) of 134 similarly aged control children who didn't drown. The authors caution that swimming lessons alone will not prevent drowning but are part of an approach that includes pool fencing, adult supervision, and training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.