(story courtesy of Fremont Tribune)

James Farrell, Fremont Tribune

For the second year in a row, first-graders at Fremont Public Schools’ elementary school buildings will take swim lessons at the Fremont Family YMCA’s Dillon Family Aquatics Center as part of their physical education curriculum.

The program gives kids an opportunity to learn a new skill — one that can be valuable in a community like Fremont, said Brad Dahl, executive director of student services and business affairs for Fremont Public Schools.

“When you look at our community, obviously, there’s a lot of opportunity to interact with water,” Dahl said. “We’ve got Fremont Lakes and that great resource, and then multiple lakes all the way around, along with rivers and creeks. So exposure is real, and it’s just one of those life lessons that can help provide some safety, yet allow people to enjoy those great resources that are around us locally.”

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