Program gives free swim lessons to hundreds of students

A program is providing free swim lessons to hundreds of second-grade students in the Bronx.



Called Waterproofing, the program is run by nonprofit Asphalt Green in partnership with schools throughout the city.



In the Bronx, more than 400 second-graders take the free class once a week all year long.



Asphalt Green says childhood drowning disproportionately impacts minority communities, and it is working to fight that statistic.


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