Northwest NEWS

August 9, 1999

Editorial

Swim lessons are a perfect solution

   As a resident of the Valley for nearly three years, I am pleased to see that the Valley Recreation Association is offering "swimmerships."

   I have four small children, three of whom are involved in local swimming lessons. I will be applying for a swimmership for my fourth child, as I believe that every person not only needs to learn to swim, but has a civic duty to do so.

   We are surrounded by rivers, lakes, and streams, and the VRA is wise to offer lessons to all. I am often told that lessons are too expensive. Here's a perfect solution! I implore all of you to apply!

   Send applications to: Valley Recreation Association; P.O. Box 522; Carnation, WA 98014-0522.

Kacie England, Carnation