Make a Splash in School
“The staff were really amazed at how fearful the children were the first day,” recalls Tara Eggleston, countywide aquatics coordinator for the Maryland - National Capital Park and Planning Commission in Prince George’s County. A group of largely Hispanic second graders had arrived at an aquatics facility for their first in-water swimming lesson. “They didn’t even want to walk down the entry to get into the pool. But by the fourth lesson, we couldn’t keep them out of the pool….It just made absolute sense to try to work with our school system, knowing that this is the community that we serve e....
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