A life, a legacy: Local family offers free swim lessons to military families; continue son’s memory
Christopher Schlachter Sr., looks through photo books in a room dedicated to the memory of his son, Christopher Schlachter Jr., in O'Fallon, Illinois, June 10, 2022. In order to carry on his legacy, Schlachter Sr. started the Christopher Jr. Legacy for Drowning Prevention program in 2016 in partnership with the YMCA in O’Fallon and since its inception, the program have provided swimming lessons and educated over a thousand families on proper water safety and prevention. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dalton Williams)
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