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LaShana McGee of Piper, Kan., never learned to swim as a child, but she has made learning to swim a priority for her two daughters. Her 9-year-old daughter, KayLynn, takes swimming lessons at the Providence YMCA/Ball Family Center in Kansas City, Kan. Mike Sherry The Hale Center for Journalism
LaShana McGee of Piper, Kan., never learned to swim as a child, but she has made learning to swim a priority for her two daughters. Her 9-year-old daughter, KayLynn, takes swimming lessons at the Providence YMCA/Ball Family Center in Kansas City, Kan. Mike Sherry The Hale Center for Journalism

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