And now they swim

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

(Top photo) Anas­ta­sia Nick­ell helps a be­gin­ning swim­mer float on her back Wed­nes­day dur­ing free swimming lessons at the Rogers Aquat­ics Cen­ter for kids in the Ben­ton County Boys & Girls Club’s Rogers lo­ca­tion. Four­teen young peo­ple are learn­ing to swim this week in a pro­gram spon­sored by the cen­ter, Boys & Girls Club and Jan Muet­zel. Muet­zel is a Beaver Lake res­i­dent who has ad­vo­cated for decades the im­por­tance of teach­ing young peo­ple to swim. The kids didn’t know how to swim or knew very lit­tle when they be­gan lessons Mon­day, said Alon­dra Du­ran, pro­gram di­rec­tor at the Rogers club. The lessons will wrap up on Fri­day. Anne Dee Rylee (left photo) helps new swim­mers take their first jump from a div­ing board.

NWA Demo­crat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF

NWA Demo­crat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF

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