Thank you for reporting on the great success RSU 1 has had in assuring that its goal of providing free swim lessons to all third- and fourth-graders can become a reality.

As noted in the story in your Jan. 22 edition, the RSU 1 committee appointed by Superintendent William Shuttleworth has raised about 75 percent of the funds necessary to begin swim lessons for the students. This success has occurred in only about three months, and we only have a short way to go. We would be remiss, however, in not recognizing that the success we have achieved thus far would not have happened without the considerable support of our partners in the community.

Reed & Reed, a Woolwich-based general contractor, has committed to the program for three years. Both Bath Savings Institution and First Federal Savings & Loan each committed to provide funding for 10 percent of the program. The Davenport Trust, a venerable nonprofit foundation committed to the community of Bath and its citizens, has also provided much-needed support to the program.

Individuals have helped as well, and the committee welcomes the support of all. Anyone interested may contact me at [email protected].

Judy A. S. Metcalf