Swimmers from Exeter and Milligan braved the chilly morning waters at the Exeter Aquatic Center for Level 5 and 6 lessons weekday mornings at 8 a.m. One of the last days of their lessons the swimmers had to come dressed in jeans and long sleeves shirts and jump in fully clothed. With their swim suits underneath the students had to practice treading water and remove their outer clothes simulating an accidental water entry. Then, they used their long pants and shirts to make a flotation device.
Tara Mueller was the first brave swimmer to jump in with her clothes on Thursday morning at the Level 5 and 6 swim lessons. The other swimmers watching her from the left are Jacy Schlueter, Mitchell Manning, Instructor Alex Shaner, Blake Stueben, Instructor Madeline Baltzer, Joey Bartu and Patrick Murphy.