Survival swim lessons can save the life of a child of any age

Toddlers are especially curious about pools

STARFISH—Zion Merricks, 5, of Camarillo floats during a survival swim class with Kim O’Brine on July 13 in Camarillo. Infants can be taught to float, and toddlers can learn to swim as soon as they can walk. RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn NewspapersKim O’Brine laughs as she guides 2½-year-old Wrenley Comer through the pool.
It’s a sunny Friday afternoon in Camarillo, and O’Brine is teaching the toddler how to float and swim, encouraging her to imitate a starfish before reaching for a bright pink octopus a...

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