RICHMOND, Va. - Earlier this year, 8News anchor Ava-joye Burnett learned to swim.
She had some challenges - like building up the courage to jump into the deep end.
Now that she's overcome that fear, she's partnered-up with the YMCA to teach some little ones to swim.
A very important lesson for children to learn is that if they are in trouble, they should say that they are in trouble. They should not just jump in to save a friend because then there could be two people that may end up needing help.
"It's amazing. It's a wonderful testimony to the fact that this actually does really work," says Cami Raimo of the YMCA.
Children come the very first day and some of them are afraid of the water, afraid to even come near the water.
By the last day the children are showing how they can put their faces in the water and do back flips by themselves.
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