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UToledo’s Lauren Kilgore caps swimming career with school record

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The first day in March didn’t just spark new excitement, it played host to history as well.

At the 2024 MAC Swimming & Diving Championships in Athens, OH, University of Toledo swimmer Lauren Kilgore broke a 12-year record.

“I didn’t know what to expect going into it. I had a time from earlier in the season that I wasn’t really happy about,” Kilgore said. “I just gave it my all and touched the wall, looked up, and knew right away that it was a team record.”

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Safe swim organization fundraises to teach children how to ‘survival swim’

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Drowning can happen in an instant, in less than 20 seconds to be exact, according to swim safety nonprofit Stop Drowning Now. It’s unlike what you see in the movies. Drowning is usually silent and almost invisible.

This is why the organization Because of Logan is raising funds and awareness year-round to teach others about the dangers for one to four years old.

The local nonprofit provides scholarships to pay swim survival lessons and has given out over 80 scholarships in 2023 and helped more than 130 families across 18 states including Canada, since December 2021.

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Parents give advice on keeping kids safe when swimming

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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and with summer fun comes swimming in our region’s pools and lakes. But you can never be too careful when you’re out on the water, no matter what age.

Saundra White used to be a lifeguard. Her best advice? Keep a close watch on swimmers. That’s what she does with her grandkids at Toledo City Pools.

“The kids see water and they see fun, they don’t see danger at all and water is very dangerous, even in the bathtub,” White said.

The Red Cross also emphasizes this point on its website, adding that no one should be swimming alone. Make sure a lifeguard is on duty or you have a buddy with you. Some other tips from the Red Cross include simple but important instructions, like don’t leave a young child unattended near water, secure appropriate borders around pools, and don’t be on your cell phone if you are watching someone swim.

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