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KLA Ohana Swimmer Helps Save Life

One of the many water-safety projects that are part of the KLA Ohana, which are supported by the fund raising-efforts of the Kauai Lifeguard Association’s summer-long Second Wave Campaign, is the Swim Kauai Aquatics organization.

On May 5, 2012, Anya Littlefield, a standout swimmer from the Kauai Interscholastic Federation and Swim Kauai Aquatics  won the 1,5000 meter race.  But her swimming skills are not just for accolades, on March 31st she rescued a 69-year man  from Colorado by pulling him to safety through a heavy shore break.  After resuscitation he  was transported to Wilcox Memorial Hospital before being transported by helicopter to Honolulu. He is now on the slow road to recovery.

Her heroics demonstrate the importance of knowing what to do when confronted with a life-or-death situation in the water. The incident also highlights how important KLA’s support of the Ohana is so that all can learn to swim and understand the importance of water saftey.  It does Help Save Lives!

Read the entire article, “Littlefield Follows Progress of Accident Victim from Colorado,” on The Garden Island.

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