Today Howard's Hope, in collaboration with the Middle Tennessee State University aquatics department, welcomed ten more graduates of its Flying Fish program.
The Flying Fish program provides the funds necessary for needy children in Rutherford county to learn how to swim and is dedicated to eliminating juvenile drowning deaths in Tennessee. The current graduating class, comprised of students in the fourth through sixth grade at Murfreesboro city schools, began their lessons in early January. After 8 weeks of lessons taught on Saturday mornings at the MTSU Recreation Center pool, the children have now gained the life-saving, and life-changing, skill of swimming.
In February, a dozen children from Rutherford county schools began their Flying Fish swim program. They're scheduled to graduate in early April.