Young swimmers get lessons in water safety

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Kallie Bowman, left, 17, swims alongside student Ellie Taylor, right, 8, of Cassville at the Cassville Aquatic Center. Lessons are offered through the Cassville YMCA, and also include tips to prevent panic, drowning and how to stay afloat. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com

Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Kallie Bowman, left, 17, swims alongside student Ellie Taylor, right, 8, of Cassville at the Cassville Aquatic Center.

Ellie Taylor, center, 8, of Cassville, practices stroke techniques with the guidance of instructor and lifeguard Kallie Bowman, left, while fellow student Natalia Sanko, 9, of Washburn, watches. June 16 was students' first official day of swimming lessons at the Cassville Aquatic Center. Lessons are offered through the Cassville YMCA, and also include tips to prevent panic, drowning and staying afloat. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Skyler Scates, right, 18, guides student Chase Ruark, 6, of Cassville, during his swim lesson at the Cassville Aquatic Center. Lessons are offered through the Cassville YMCA, and also include tips to prevent panic, drowning and how to stay afloat. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com
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