COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Muscogee County School Board voted Monday night a new swim program for kindergarteners.
The "Learn to Swim" program will be available at Rigdon Road, Saint Mary Magnet School, and Wynnton Arts Academy.
Students will be given ten 30-minute lessons over a two-week period.
James Worsley, director of the Columbus Parks & Rec, says water safety is an important skill not just for kids but the community as well
"It is highly important that we teach our children to learn to swim at an early age," Worsley said. "Earlier we can learn, teach individuals how to swim, it is better off that we will be as a community."
The program will begin this upcoming school year in September