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Save Nehalem Elementary School's Swim Program

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Save Nehalem Elementary School's Swim Program!

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Nehalem Elementary School is planning to significantly cut the historic swim program from weekly lessons throughout the school year, to 10-12 lessons per year. Sign this petition to let administrators and school board members know that you believe it is worth the time and effort to continue this program as it was intended, 90+ years ago. Read below for more information regarding the history and importance of NES’s swim program.

The NCRD pool was built over 90 years ago with the mission to ensure that all children in our community would learn how to swim as part of their basic education. The community came together after two tragic drownings with the goal to save others from drowning. Not only has it served its purpose of keeping our kids safe in an area surrounded by bodies of water, it has provided them an opportunity to learn life skills, take risks and be social and active outside of the classroom. It is many students' favorite part of the week. Most importantly, it provides lessons to all kids in our community, as opposed to only those who have the resources. Research has shown that consistency and frequency are key factors to learning to swim and thus preventing drowning. Keeping weekly lessons throughout the year is vital for this reason.

We ask that the administration and the school board continue to prioritize this historic program, which is not only a 90 year tradition, but also vital to the safety of our children.

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