Many teens don’t know how to swim. A grassroots organization is trying to change that


First Strokes is a New York-based organization working to get teens in the water safely — and to try to remove the barriers to learning. Above, a First Strokes class at Hill Regional Career High School in New Haven, Conn.

First Strokes, a nonprofit based in New York City, is helping students learn water safety skills and how to swim. They offer free swimming lessons for teens — taught by other teens.

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