Metroparks looks to boost swim programs to stem drowning deaths

Ben Wilson
The Detroit News

A southeast Michigan park system wants to find out what would help more people learn to swim in an effort to reduce drownings that have spiked in the Great Lakes.

The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority, or Metroparks, is asking residents of Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties to weigh in on a swim survey through Labor Day. The responses will be compiled for a "State of Swimming" report for park districts and local groups to improve the swimming abilities of people who live in the region.

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