|My grandgirl can swim with the best of 'em.|
- 40 percent of American white people can't swim.
- 60 percent of Hispanic-Americans can't swim.
- 70 percent of African-Americans can't swim.
My friend Annette Patterson, a champion swimmer and coach in Roanoke, is doing something about the difference with her swim team, based in an African-American neighborhood, using a city-owned pool. Merchants and individuals help with expenses (uniforms, goggles, fees, etc.).