A group of children at the Jackie Robinson YMCA in Mountain View, California, are learning to swim with some of the best swimmers in America: the Navy SEALs.
The SEALs are participating in an outreach program by the Special Warfare community, which also includes San Diego police officers and lifeguards. The program consists of three-hour-a-day sessions for one week, during the Spring Break.
Rob Rohrback, with the SEAL Recruiting Command, shared: “In the future, we need to diversify our teams, but this is about planting the seed because at 10 and 12 years [old], that’s when they are beginning to think about career choices.”
San Diego police Capt. Tony McElroy also shared: “A lot of these kids think their only way out of this community is through sports or hip-hop… This shows them there are other things and that they can be successful.”