“World’s Largest Swim Lesson” promotes water safety


I WANNA LEARN
TO SWIM BUT I
CANT SWIM YET
BECAUSE I’M 7
YEARS OLD.”
SOFIE CLAIRE DROVE IN FROM
CHARLESTOWN
HER MOM —
HANNAH —
HOPING TO GIVE
SOFIE A HEAD- START ON WATER
SAFETY —
“WE THOUGHT IT
WOULD BE
REALLY COOL
FOR HER AT LEAST TO START
RIGHT NOW
SINCE WE DON’T
HAVE A WHOLE
TON OF POOLS
UP WHERE WE ARE”
THOUGH IT MAY
NOT LOOK LIKE IT
— THIS EVENT AT
THE UPPER
VALLEY AQUADIC CENTER IS “THE
WORLD’S
LARGEST SWIM
LESSON” — WELL,
PART OF IT
“WE DECIDED TO COME HERE
BECAUSE MY SON
HAS NOT
LEARNED HOW
TO SWIM AND
HE’S TEN YEARS OLD. HE’S TRIED
PROGRAMS AND
WE’RE REALLY
AFRAID THAT
WHEN WE TAKE
HIM ON VACATION HE IS JUST GOING
TO DROWN IF WE
DON’T WATCH HIM
AND HE GETS
INTO A
DANGEROUS SITUATION.”
KIM MEYER AND
HER SON
BENJAMIN ALSO
TURNED OUT
TODAY. BENJAMIN —
TAKING HIS FIRST
STROKES IN THE
POOL —
NATS
OVER 600 EVENTS LIKE
THIS ONE ARE
ESTIMATED TO BE
TAKING PLACE
ACROSS THE
UNITED STATES IN MORE THAN 20
COUNTRIES
AND ACROSS
FIVE
CONTINENTS
HOPING TO SPREAD THE
MESSAGE —
SWIMMING
LESSONS SAVE
LIVES. NOW FIRST
ALERT WEATHER
WITH CHIEF
METEOROLOGIST
TOM MESSNER
———————— LEAD
SHORTWAVE

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