More Public Swimming Pools Could Save Many Lives

From a New York Times column by Mara Gay headlined “More Public Pools Could Save Thousands of Lives”:

As a young child in New Orleans, Raychelle Ross fell into one of the city’s many canals and nearly drowned.

Years later, as Hurricane Katrina bore down on the city, Ms. Ross fled the rising waters on a bus with two tiny babies in tow.

In 2016, one of those children, Bennasia, drowned in a backyard pool. “I don’t play with water,” Ms. Ross said. “I’ve always been afraid.”