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YMCA instructors give kids a dry talk on the day's lesson before getting wet in the pool.

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YMCA offers free swim lessons over spring break

WALLA WALLA — The YMCA will host free swimming lessons during spring break, April 7-11.

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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