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Coach says ‘no’ to lifeguard as students start to drown in football training incident

In July, three students associated with the West Valley Wolfpack high school football program suffered injuries during a training exercise at the University of Alaska Fairbanks swimming pool.


Aaron Walling, Reporter

Justin Falls, Editor

Josiah Martin, Editor/Photographer

Sean MacDonald, Photographer

Students spoke with InvestigateTV affiliate KTVF in Fairbanks, Alaska about their teammates nearly drowning during an exercise drill. The exercise they participated in mirrored that of ‘The Program’ which involves swimming back and forth in a pool, doing push-ups, sit-ups, mountain climbers, etc. It also has the participants wear a sweater in the pool, remove said sweater and put it back on while in the deep end of the pool.

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