Scientists have established racial differences in the skill of swimming

(ORDO NEWS) — Scientists from Northwestern University in the United States have established racial and ethnic differences in swimming skills.

The team conducted a survey among 1283 parents, who in total had 2148 children aged 4 years and older. 28% of African Americans reported being satisfied with their skills compared to 56% of white Americans.

Less than 33% of African Americans and less than 40% of Hispanics confirmed their children’s ability to swim, compared to almost 60% of white parents.

“Our results highlight that racial and ethnic differences in swimming skills occur within families, and that children are less likely to swim if their parents cannot swim,” the researchers noted.

The survey also found that more than 26% of African American parents and more than 32% of Hispanic parents reported that they had never learned to swim, compared to less than 4% of white parents.

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