A Florida high school has started offering swim lessons for those who can’t get into their swimming pools due to too big of a space, but the district’s swimming coach says the new program is a “miscommunication.”
According to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, high school swim coach Mike Cavanaugh said he is hoping the new swim program will ease overcrowding and create more room for children in the high school pool.
The program, which is in the works for several schools, will be in place in all Sarasota schools, including the middle school and junior high schools.
It is designed to be inclusive of both students of color and students who are disabled.
While it is a positive step for all students to have the opportunity to learn about swimming and its benefits, the program will require a significant space change for all the swimming pools in Sarasota, he said.
According the Sarasotan Times, “This is an issue that I have seen many times, it is just one that is not going to be solved overnight.
Swimming lessons will take some time to develop and develop the pool.
We need to do it right and this is something that we have to do now.
I’m very excited about this program.”
Cavanaugh said that swimming lessons for the new class are also being offered at the Sarasowas high school.
“It’s a great idea, I’m not worried about it at all,” he said, according to the newspaper.
Cavanaugh added that the new classes will not only be open to students with disabilities, but also those who have disabilities that may not be aware of their rights or the rights of others.