Pools are seeing an increased interest in swim lessons this summer after many children missed out due to pool closures last summer. The catch is that local pools are trying to make sure they have both the classes and staff to teach them.
Madison Gump from Kingsport Aquatics Center said it’s not just the safety aspect that has parents signing their kids up, it’s the chance to get them out of the house to get some exercise.
“I do believe from our group registration and also our private lessons here, we’ve seen that increase of participation,” Gump said. “Just where people have been cooped up last summer, they haven’t been able to get out of their house, they haven’t been able to do a whole lot.”See WJHL