Chippewa county kids learn to swim for free, in memory of boy who drown


A Cornell grandmother is making a difference one swimming lesson and one life jacket at a time. The Chippewa Valley community has banded together to help her cause, with a 4-year-old boy at the center of it all.

At age 11 Greg Chojnacki is learning how to kick, scoop and dive for the first time. Greg’s mom, Sarah Chojnacki, says, “I’m not always going to be there. He’ll be with his friends and stuff and me knowing that he’ll actually be able to swim and take care of himself is very important to me.”


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