ROANOKE, Va. -

The Virginia Gators Swim Club wants to remind parents how important it is to teach their children how to swim, after startling drowning statistics were released.

Every day, about 10 people die from unintentional drowning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Out of those deaths, two are children.

Unintentional drownings are higher in minorities and men.

Children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates.

The Virginia Gators Swim Club is offering swim lessons. To find out more, click here.