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Good Vibes Only: Breaking down barriers in the pool

EL PASO, Texas -- Kids at the Boys and Girls club are breaking down a barrier many underprivileged kids face: learning how to swim.

It's part of an Eagle Scout Service Project organized by Nicolas Halter, a student at El Paso High School.

Halter has been swimming at the Armijo pool since he was 7. He coordinated the project with the city, the Boys and Girls Club, and his fellow Tiger swim team, who jumped at the volunteer opportunity.

"I love them. They're part of my family. My swim team," said Halter.

For many kids, it's their first lesson. They learn water safety and a few swimming basics.

Apprehension slowly gives way to confidence and, eventually, fun in the water.

There's talk of continuing Halter's efforts to further teach underprivileged children how to swim

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Hillary Floren co-anchors ABC-7’s Good Morning El Paso.


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