High school swimmers give back

In an effort to combat the growing number of childhood drownings in Texas, members of local high school swim teams joined together to offer free swim and water safety instructions for low-income families in the Lake Rockwall Estates community.  Partnering with an outreach ministry of Lakepointe church and the Rockwall Aquatics Center, swimmers taught a week of free lessons to almost 50 children ages 4 to 12.
While focusing on basic water safety rules such as, "Always swim with a buddy" and "Reach or throw, don't go", the teenage swim instructors stressed the importance of staying safe while having fun in the water.  Receiving instruction in both English and Spanish, the children learned skills such as floating, treading water and basic swim strokes.


Leading the effort, were RHS swimmers  Raena Eldridge and Rebecca Voth.
Additional swim instructors from RHS were:  Justin Tokuz, Mitchell Eldridge, Noah Day, and Morgan Barnes.
Swim instructors from RHHS were:  Eliseo Villarreal, Araeli Villarreal.
Swim instructors from Heritage Christian Academy:  Erika Hochstein and Caroline Hochstein.
Swim instructors from the RACE swim team were:  Jeremiah Kim, Brooke Arnold, Emily Manly, Mandy Fannin, Wyatt Fannin, Amanda Armstrong, and former RACE swimmer Maddie Boehm.

 

Kelli Voth

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