Sisters Victoria and Grace Ayeni smiled as they held an aquatic bar float during a recent swimming lesson at the Southern Area Aquatics and Recreation Complex in Brandywine.
The girls, ages 6 and 4, received instructions on how to tread and duck their faces in the water and how to safely step into and out of the pool.
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the girls’ parents assist them in the water with swim instructors teaching from a distance.
“This is great,” their father, Olayinka Ayeni, said after a May 5 swim lesson. “I don’t know how to swim and I don’t want that for them. It’s a wonderful experience for me to spend time with them in the water and we all learn and have fun.”
Swimming becomes a hot topic of conversation every year as the temperatures rise.
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, which oversees year-round athletic and leisure programs in Prince George’s and Montgomery…