How near-death experience led Jasmine Alkhaldi to learn how to swim

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Posted at Dec 26 2019 07:15 PM

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Multiple Southeast Asian Games medalist Jasmine Alkhaldi revealed she went through a near-death experience first before learning how to swim.

"I just saw a swimming pool and I jumped when I saw the water, but I didn't know how to swim so I drowned," Alkhaldi said.

"From then, I never stopped swimming." 

Alkhaldi ended her sixth SEA Games this month with eight medals, two of which are silver and six bronze, to raise her overall personal medal collection to 20. 

She has yet to win a gold medal in the Games. — The Score, ABS-CBN Sports+Action, Dec. 25, 2019

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