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FL MORRIS / FMORRIS@STARADVERTISER.COM Swimming instructor Alexis Moon leads summer classes at the Laniakea YWCA a couple of days a week.
COURTESY YWCA OF O'AHU The YWCA of O'ahu's aquatics program began in 1912 at a pool at a private home. This photo was taken in the 1940s after the organization opened its own pool in 1927 at the Richards Street YWCA, now known as Laniakea.
FL MORRIS / FMORRIS@STARADVERTISER.COM Ka'ipo Walsh watches the children's class at Laniakea YWCA in downtown Honolulu. Walsh's connection to the Laniakea pool began when she learned to swim there at age 9 after a near drowning at Waimea Falls. "I've always looked fondly on this place," she said.
FL MORRIS / FMORRIS@STARADVERTISER.COM Moon, who also teaches at the YWCA's Kokokahi branch in Kaneohe, gives Kayla Naughton a hand. The YWCA's aquatics program turns 100 this year.