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Cody Schlecht, 9, left, gets swimming pointers Friday from lifeguard Josh Oestreich during a session of adaptive swimming lessons at the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center in Willmar. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

All kids need to be safe in the water


WILLMAR -- Standing on the edge of a diving board, cautiously glancing down into the deep unknown of a swimming pool, can be a scary experience for any child -- and maybe even some adults.

But Michael Shimek, 9, isn't scared of the diving board. At least not any more.

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Ashley White

Ashley White is the community content coordinator for the West Central Tribune. Follow her on Twitter @Ashley_WCT.

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