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Local Non-Profit Starts up City Swim Team

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Some Roanoke kids are now learning how partnerships between non-profits pay off for the community.

The Advancement Foundation started up a city swim team in Roanoke called the Barracudas in an effort to bring the sport, and more-so, the life saving skills, to inner city youth and their families who might not otherwise get the chance to learn.

The team is 125 strong and growing.

The YMCA, another well-known non-profit in town, has now lent its support to the team by offering breakfast to the more than 80 swimmers who show up for morning swim practice twice a week.

It's part of the YMCA of Roanoke Valley Summer Feeding Program, which will include USDA-approved meals such as fruits, vegetables, and lean meats.

The program will launch this Wednesday at the Barracudas' morning practice.