I saw a statistic the other day that kind of blew my mind. It said that only about 30-35% of the people in the USA know how to swim, and only 2-5% can "swim well." Maybe it's just me - I grew up around the water - we had pools in most of the homes I lived in when I was young, and as a SoCA kid, I also spent tons of time at the beach surfing, Boogie boarding, body surfing, and at the lake in the local mountains (Big Bear) water skiing in the summer too... but even with my Californiacentric POV, I find those numbers a bit hard to believe.
Can you swim? And if you can, would you consider yourself a "good swimmer"?