Lifesaving Lessons

American Red Cross, Local Pools Set Sights On Preventing Drowning-Related Incidents

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Posted: June 28, 2014

Daily News-Record

Westover Pool Lifeguard Blake Nixon, 21, watches over children during the “World’s Largest Swimming Lesson” held June 20 at the pool in Harrisonburg; eighty-one children took the lesson from nine instructors. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Boys practice their pool entry and exit at the end of the “World’s Largest Swimming Lesson” hosted June 20 at Westover Pool in Harrisonburg. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)

On June 20, more than 80 children gathered at the Westover Pool in Harrisonburg — not for a massive birthday party, but to learn the basics of swimming.

It was the first year the Harrisonburg…

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