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By Karla Pomeroy

Lifelong lesson: Learning to swim, staying safe in the water


April 4, 2019

WORLAND — Cecelia Sylvester of Hyattville organizes activities for four homeschooled youth in her community and last fall she was looking for a Christmas gift for them. The gift turned out to be one that benefitted her as well … swimming lessons.

She contacted the Worland Aquatic Center and scheduled lessons for the Greer children — Stetson, 8; Dawson, 10; Allison, 12 and Madison, 14.

“I didn’t know how to swim but I know how important it is to not be afraid of the water,” Sylvester said.

According to swimming instructor Kathy Rougeau-Rogers, there are eight sessions for lesson...

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