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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Rural students learn to swim


Star photo by Stephanie Thompson

Shanelle Kelsch and Wyatt Muir of McKinnon Elementary School, are working on their kicks during swim lessons Tuesday afternoon.

The sound of splashing and laughter could be heard as soon as one entered the Green River High School Aquatic Center.

Students from McKinnon, Granger and Thoman Ranch elementary schools were busy learning the basics of swimming Tuesday afternoon.

Nancy Raso Eklund, physical education teacher for Sweetwater County School District No. 2's rural schools, said it was common for all of the schools in the district to teach fourth and fifth-grade students swim lessons during the 1970s and 1980s.

The district eventually stopped doing the program, but with the opening of the aquatic center, the dist...

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