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Adults stayed glued to the outside windows, watching, while kids get their swimming lessons in the pool at the YMCA. A considerable number of Americans don't know how to swim and the importance of teaching people how grows along with those rising numbers.

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Kids, adults need to get into swim of things

Data show two key barriers prevent children from learning to swim — fear of injury or drowning, and lack of parental encouragement.

WALLA WALLA — As most area children returned to school this past week, their parents were not the only ones to breathe a sigh of relief.Throughout the Walla Walla Valley, kids worked on swimming skills this summer, learning for the first time or growing s


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