‘The water is very dangerous and unforgiving’: survival swim lessons are saving lives in the Triad

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A $70,000 grant is helping Safe Swim NC teach survival swim lessons to kids in the Triad. 

Leslie Durm’s youngest son was one of dozens of kids to graduate the six-week program that started in October. 

Advocates of the Infant Swimming Resource’s Self Rescue program believe ten minutes a day can save a child’s life. 

Durm and her husband learned that lesson the hard way when one of their daughters slipped underwater in the pool. They were only feet away. 

“It doesn’t take somebody not paying attention. Don’t judge people,. The water is very dangerous and unforgiving…get them trained,” Leslie said. 

So to prevent her kids from drowning, she got them back in the water.

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