Author: Patrick Clark At one end of the pool, 25 youth swimmers—many from competing CYO swim teams—streak across the water in preparation for an upcoming meet. At the other end, 40 beginning swimmers receive semi-private lessons, learning basic water skills in groups as small as two or three children per instructor. In spite of all the activity, however, the prevailing mood is one of calm focus. There is no shouting, no careless splashing and certainly no running. Swimming pools are not usually [...]
Lenny Krayzelberg, Olympic backstroke medalist, breaks it down into simple steps: learning to swim is a must and it must be done. It takes work but the results are deeply satisfying.
Mel Stewart, butterfly swim champion, lets young people know that anyone can learn to swim, regardless of their background