August 28, 2010
Talia Billingsley, 6, practices a floating technique with her life vest on.
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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