First photo: Young swimmers Veronica Pascual (from left), 5, and Emi Qunel, 6, get ready to dunk their heads underwater while Kaylee Herman, 5, takes her turn blowing bubbles during a swimming lesson taught Tuesday by lifeguard Joani Morris at Kihei Aquatic Center.
Second photo: Veteran Maui County lifeguard Morris has been teaching kids such as Veronica to swim on Maui for 16 years. She suggests starting them young. "The best way to teach your kids is to start them early," Morris said. "Bring your kids to the pool and play. It's a great gift."
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