Swim lessons heat up the pool

Mrs. Gawthrop’s third-grade class from Northern Heights Elementary School is enjoying swimming this winter at the Whitley County YMCA. Third graders from around the county participate in swimming lessons each year, provided by the Whitley County YMCA Swimming Lessons Endowment Fund. In addition to learning how to swim, students also receive instruction on proper swimming techniques, water safety and life skills. Pictured, students of Mrs. Gawthrop’s class also enjoy a little fun “free time” in the water. From left: Xitlally Rodrigquez and Allyson Dear.