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YMCA swim lessons start Aug. 1


The next Brainerd Family YMCA swim lesson session will soon start. The lesson schedule is available at the YMCA and on the web at The session begins the week of August 1 and meets twice a week for three weeks. These pre-school and school-age lessons are taught by trained instructors. YMCA members can begin registering for all classes Tuesday. Community members can begin on Thursday.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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