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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Free swimming lessons offered in Whitman County

Whitman County Public Health provides funds


TEKOA — Whitman County Public Health is now providing funds to families seeking to enroll their children in swim lessons in a pilot program exclusive to Tekoa this summer.

The program is offered to children ages 0-17 in Whitman County and is completely free.

“It’s part of our safe kid program,” said Community Health Educator of Whitman County Health Department, Meghan Johns. “After the last few years, there have been some infant and toddler drownings. It’s hard to see how much they cost, and learning how to swim shouldn’t be determined by your income.”

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