NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A new American Red Cross survey shows only 56 percent of adults who can swim also know how to perform five critical water safety skills — and the number decreases even more when children are factored in.

As part of National Safety Month, Rita Goldberg, CEO and founder of the British Swim School, stopped by the CBS2 studios to talk to Diane Macedo and demonstrate some water survival skills.

Click on the video player above to watch the interview.

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