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Grant helps Y teach 50 about water
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Lifeguard and water safety instructor Ben Wieser helps kids get comfortable in the water during a swim lesson last week.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Kayla Gonzalez-Landis, a lifeguard and water safety instructor at the Northwest YMCA, and junior life guard Shelby Hannan help kids into the pool during one of the free swimming lessons offered last week. A $1,000 grant from the Knights of Pythias Tucson Lodge #9 allowed about 50 kids to receive a week of free swim lessons.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Laura Yanes, 4, and her sister Sarah, 5, run through an exercise where they learn about boat safety, including how to choose and put on a life jacket.