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Olympian plunges into Sri Lanka swim culture

Athlete tries to change fact that 90 percent of population could not swim when 2004 tsunami struck.

    Eight years from the day that Asia was hit by a devastating tsunami, Sri Lanka is just one country still dealing with its legacy.

    Despite being an island nation, many Sri Lankan children are brought up without being taught to swim.

    Now, one the country's Olympic legends is making an effort to change the country's attitudes towards swimming.

    Al Jazeera's Andy Richardson reports from Galle, Sri Lanka.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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