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I commend the Richmond County school board for approving swimming lessons for all Richmond County second-grade pupils. I also applaud the Family Y for making this possible at no cost to participants.

As a former water safety instructor and lifeguard, I know the benefits of swimming skills and water safety instruction. In addition to improving coordination and increasing physical activity, knowing how to swim improves a child’s self-esteem.

I encourage all parents to allow their children to participate in this program, and remind them to practice water safety year-round.

Karen Luther


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Craig Spinks
Craig Spinks 12/02/11 - 04:11 am
What a wonderful opportunity

What a wonderful opportunity to make Reading instruction relevant for second-graders. I can hardly wait for my diminutive, second-grade friends at Copeland Elementary to participate.

Chillen 12/02/11 - 12:39 pm
Who is going to pay for the

Who is going to pay for the transportation to get these kids over to the Y for their lessons? Nothing is free.

I believe it is parental responsibility to do this. Imagine. It is 1921 or even 1951 or 1981. If you told a parent that the GOVERNMENT was going to take responsibility and teach their child to swim, they'd laugh you out of the room.

Nanny States of America.

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