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Swimming is more than treading water

Swimming is more than treading water

A young swimmer practices jumping off...


POSTED: July 7, 2014 10:13 a.m.

Swimming is more than treading water

Swimmers, instructors stress the importance of lessons

Tom Dunlap started swimming at age 10 and still asserts — 70 years later — that the sport is good for the body and mind. His friend, Gary Burch, started swimming about two years ago and said it has improved his overall health. Both men regularly take to the pool at the Liberty County YMCA, and while they do it to stay in shape and have fun, they want others to know that the recreational activity can be deadly for those who don’t know how to swim. “Most of the kids who drown probably thought they could swim,” Dunlap said.


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