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Boston Herald: Big Blue Swim School Franchise Partner Gary Cohen Discusses How Swim Lessons Can Reduce the Number of Drownings in Boston

The need for children’s swim lessons in Boston is skyrocketing after the uptick in drownings this year.

By Carley ChanaContributor
SPONSOREDUpdated 3:15PM 07/13/21

In a recent interview with Bloomberg Radio, Big Blue Swim School franchise partner Gary Cohen discussed the increase in drownings in the Boston area over the last year and explained why it is vital for parents to enroll their children in swim lessons.

Few children were able to receive swim lessons this past year because of the pandemic. Now, following dozens of recent drownings in the state, local officials are emphasizing the importance of swim lessons.

Most aquatic facilities were closed throughout last summer due to pandemic restrictions, bringing swim lessons to a stop, but now that many restrictions have been lifted, facilities are up and running again.

“We’ve obviously been absolutely devastated with all of these recent (drowning) headlines as well,” said Cohen. “I can’t even imagine what all of these families are going through right now. Opening these swim schools was in the works before this, and this only drives our passion to get these stores out as fast as we can to prevent these tragedies in the future.”

The first of nine committed Big Blue Swim School locations will be coming to the Boston area in early 2022.

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