Swimming lessons are turning around low academic scores at one Norfolk school. The lessons are part of a new program started by theÂ Norfolk Redevelopment Housing Authority.
The program gives students fromÂ Tidewater Park ElementaryÂ free swimming lessons before school at theÂ Southside Aquatics CenterÂ in Norfolk. NRHA started the program to teach the students a new skill, and hopefully turn their low academic scores around.
â€œItâ€™s a great partnership between Norfolk Redevelopment Housing Authoring, Norfolk Public Schools, and the City of Norfolk,â€ said Lucy Major, Resource Development Administrator with NRHA. â€œEveryone is kind of buying into the program. Itâ€™s amazing.â€