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Winnipeg swim academy moves online, diversifies with virtual babysitting course during pandemic

Rishona Hyman, the academy's owner and instructor, moved the Red Cross babysitting course online, teaching students the basics of childminding via Zoom.

Aqua Essence suspended in-person classes in March, moving babysitting classes online

Two children play with educational toys in this file photo from April 2, 2020. (Loren McGinnis/CBC)

A Winnipeg swim academy is diversifying its offerings to include virtual babysitting course during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aqua Essence runs swimming lessons and first aid programs for more than 1,000 students each year.

But Rishona Hyman, the academy's owner and instructor, stopped in-person lessons in March and moved online, offering a pilot program of a Red Cross course.

Read more here from the Winnipeg Free Press.


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