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The kids who fly to swim

Three children recently staked a claim to be the most dedicated group of kids learning to swim in the UK – as their lessons involve a flight across the North Sea from a remote Scottish island.

Freyja Parnaby, 6, Grace Parnaby, 9, and Lewis Wright-Stanners, 9, have to take regular flights from Fair Isle to a tiny airstrip on Shetland so that they can gain have swimming lessons organised by Shetland Recreational Trust who deliver the National Learn to Swim Framework in partnership with Scottish Water.