Harrison Co couple teaches children survival swimming skills



When the weather warms up, a lot of little ones love to hit the water. If your child happens to fall into a pool or river, would he or she know what to do to stay alive? A Harrison County couple recently started a program to help prevent drowning accidents. They’re teaching children not only to swim, but to survive.

You will find a bunch of children swimming in the Laneys’ pool this summer. Allison and Greg Laney operate Mississippi Gulf Coast Lil’ Shrimps Swim Academy at their home off Doc Lizana Road.

“Being an ER nurse for so many years and taking care of so many children who drowned in the ER, it really hit home when I had a child that I didn’t want him to be a drown victim,” said Allison Laney.

WLOX.com – The News for South Mississippi

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