Living in a country with 7,107 islands, you would think that all Filipinos know how to swim. Surprisingly, this is not true. I think that at best, 60% of the population does not know how to swim. This fact does not stop the Pinoys from enjoying the beach but most of my countrymen will not go beyond the waters that are four feet deep.
My two dogs - Char Siew and Midori know how to swim. I discovered this when I carried them into the water and let them swim their way to shore. They didn't enjoy that experience. In fact, because of that experiment, Char Siew growls at me whenever I try to carry him. He has grown suspicious of my intentions.