Reedsport community supported free swimming lessons program doing well



Knox Story, the district manager, says a series of drownings prompted the community to take action. “In 1953, there were three drownings in Reedsport in three separate incidents,” said Story.

A short time later, a Reedsport resident privately funded the facility, which now provides free lessons for Kindergarten through sixth grade kids in Reedsport.

The program has been going on since 1955. “There’s never been a drowning from any of the children that went through this program from a lack of swimming skill,” said Story.

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