Norfolk swim program improves grades and abilities

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Swimming lessons are turning around low academic scores at one Norfolk school. The lessons are part of a new program started by the Norfolk Redevelopment Housing Authority.

The program gives students from Tidewater Park Elementary free swimming lessons before school at the Southside Aquatics Center in Norfolk. NRHA started the program to teach the students a new skill, and hopefully turn their low academic scores around.

“It’s a great partnership between Norfolk Redevelopment Housing Authoring, Norfolk Public Schools, and the City of Norfolk,” said Lucy Major, Resource Development Administrator with NRHA. “Everyone is kind of buying into the program. It’s amazing.”

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