The Probation Youth Detention facility, funded by a grant from California Endowment, partnered with the YMCA this summer to give swimming lessons to teen residents, The hope is to boost swimming and water safety skills while reducing the disparate number of drowning deaths among minorities, who drown at a rate nearly three times higher than their Caucasian peers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Multimedia by José Luis Villegas/The Sacramento Bee
The Probation Youth Detention facility, funded by a grant from California Endowment, partnered with the YMCA this summer to give swimming lessons to teen residents, The hope is to boost swimming and water safety skills while reducing the disparate number of drowning deaths among minorities, who drown at a rate nearly three times higher than their Caucasian peers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Multimedia by José Luis Villegas/The Sacramento Bee

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August 16, 2015 1:48 PM

Teens in youth facility get lessons in swimming, water safety

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