M-P swim pool waves goodbye to successful summer

Kathleen Yoshihara, 9, learns to float on her back during a swim lesson. - Brandon Adam
Kathleen Yoshihara, 9, learns to float on her back during a swim lesson.
— image credit: Brandon Adam

MARYSVILLE — All summer, Marysville-Pilchuck High School’s swimming pool hosts an array of water safety and swimming lesson classes across different age groups.

Lessons are taught Monday through Friday to kids as young as 6 years of age and older.
Swimming lessons can be a constructive source of exercise, but also an important life skill overall.
Laurie Yoshihara has been pleased so far what her nine-year-old daughter Kathleen’s progress.
“She’s been gaining a lot of confidence swimming,” Yoshihara said. Kathleen has only swam for three weeks.
Survival skills being taught include life-jacket use and treading water.
“We’re 100-percent all about safety. We want to make sure kids are safe when they go out swimming with their parents,” pool manager Mark Verbon said. “They’re going to learn life saving skills.”
M-P  summer swim lessons continue until Aug. 22. Open registration for Fall lesson is Aug 21.
“We are very supported by the community,” Verbon said. “Hopefully these kids will learn what they can and can’t do.”
Marysville-Pilchuck’s swimming pool is located the west entrance of the campus in front of the first parking lot.
For more information about lesson enrollment or other pool services call 360-653-0609.



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