Golden Apple: Walker Teacher Offers Swimming Lessons for Children
Living in northern Minnesota means being surrounded by water. One Walker area teacher decided it was important to show children how to swim through a few weekly classes.
Over the years Lacey Nosbisch, a sixth grade teacher in the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School District, has made it a priority to teach children the importance of learning how to swim. No matter someone’s age, Nosbisch encourages others to make a splash and jump into swimming lessons.
At the beginning of the lessons, a doggy paddle may be all someone knows, but by the end the kids learn how to be comfortable around and in the water. Approaching the deep end is also something that the students learn how to conquer safely.
As the children grow older, they’ll be able to take their lessons into consideration when swimming shores of Leech Lake or the depths of the oceans. Wherever they decide to dip their toes in the water, the lessons will strengthen their abilities to swim.
Both Nosbisch and her swimming students are excited to continue to dive into new lessons.