Swim academy moving ahead

The Vernon School District board has signed an agreement with the Kokanee Swim Club

A new course offering is making a big splash.

The Vernon School District board has signed an agreement with the Kokanee Swim Club to create a swim academy for students.

“It will be another opportunity for our students to learn in a different setting,” said Kelly Smith, board chairperson.

A personalized learning plan would be developed for each athlete, based on their sport and academic goals. Students would be credited for a minimum of two high school courses during their participation in the academy, and will also have options for additional training credits, such as lifeguard certification or bronze cross certification.