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LAUSD's portable pools make the rounds for water safety
LAUSD's portable pools make the rounds for water safety

Just last week, Nathan Flores was feigning stomachaches so he wouldn't have to swim in the 3-foot deep swimming pool, his mother said. But this week, Nathan, 5, splashes around like a koi in a pond. Free daily lessons have taught him to be less afraid of plunging his head in the water; he's learned to trill his lips to force the air out of his mouth in a furious flume. He's quite taken with the balmy 84-degree pool that's parked at Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy. Yes, parked. The mobile pool is set up on the playground, part of Los Angeles Unified School District's Beyond the Bell swim program. Up to a dozen portable pools have traveled from one campus...

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