65% of Americans say they absolutely cannot swim.
What about theItalians with their 7,500 km of world famous, amazing coastline? Here are some data:
- 35% say they cannot swim at all (one in three Italians)
- 26% admit that they cannot swim well
- 32% can swim by breathing properly
- 41% manage to stay afloat in deep water
- Almost 70% cannot keep their eyes open underwater
(Data from a survey by the Istituto Piepoli in August 2015)