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Local swimmer looking for help in getting kids into the pool


May 26, 2021

NANCY SHADOMY, here at the Sweet Home Pool, is looking for local residents who want to contribute to swimming lessons for kids.

Local resident Nancy Shadomy loves to swim.

"I was raised in southern Florida," she said. "I'm a fish. Swimming is my happy place."

Shadomy, who retired recently from the U.S. Forest Service Sweet Home Ranger District after previously owning and operating the Savory Palate restaurant, is a longtime regular at the Sweet Home pool.

Recently, she said, she was swimming laps when a thought occurred to her: "Not every kid has access to swimming lessons."

She was bothered.

Sweet Home elementary students used to get swimming time as part of the school curriculum, but some years ago – when,...

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