It is important to acquire the ability to survive in water.
You are bound to find yourself in or near water, whether if you are on a cruise, a boating trip, fishing, at the beach or by the pool. If the water is deeper than your height and you or a child finds themselves in it, knowing how to swim can save your life. According to the World Health Organization, every hour of every day more than 40 people lose their lives through drowning.
Swimming is proven to be great for one's health such as building strength as well as it being beneficial for your metabolism and cardiovascular system.