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The SEAL Swim program will take place during students’ physical education periods and each second grade class will have a designated period during the year to participate. Keeping the quality of education in mind, there will be a certified instructor for every eight students with lifeguards on duty at all times. The process for seeking certified and qualified individuals has been so thorough that Flinn is confident that the community will be blown away with the qualifications of the staff, she said. Parents will also be informed every step of the way as they will receive an overview of the program with an option to decline their child’s participation.

Much time and preparation has gone into the development of the SEAL Swim program, but for the school district, it’s been a worthwhile venture to promote the three A’s, Academics, Fine Arts and Athletics.

“Our mission is to provide athletic/wellness programs that enrich the lives of our students and learning community in every capacity,” said Luis Solorio, Coordinator of Athletics and Wellness. “Our students will be met with unmatched support from our staff and administration as efforts are continued toward accomplishing our mission each and every day.”

In addition to the water safety program, the facility, which will open Fall 2014, will be home to the district’s secondary campus swim programs and serve as a competition facility. Located on the east side of Harlingen’s J. Lewis Boggus Stadium, S. 13th and E. Jackson, it includes a 10-lane 25-yard competition pool, a separate fitness pool and a diving well. Spectators are also welcome as the facility has over 400 seats.

In previous years, students used city facilities to train for competitions, but now with the high quality equipment they will have access to, students are looking forward to the impact it will have on their competitive season.