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Jonathon McCarthy leads a swim class earlier this summer in Nepal. Special to The Forum

NDSU grad brings swimming lessons to 2,000 Nepali children

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FARGO - Since the age of 7, Jonathon McCarthy has been a swimmer. At the age of 15, he opened a private swim school. Now, at 22, he has founded a program that recently provided drowning-prevention lessons to 2,000 Nepali children – and he doesn’t plan to stop there.

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Grace Lyden
Grace Lyden is the higher education reporter for The Forum. Previously, she interned at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, after graduating from the Missouri School of Journalism in 2014. She welcomes story ideas via email or phone. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to letters@forumcomm.com.
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