Chennai, Sept. 24 -- United Way of Chennai, in association with the US Consulate General Chennai, organized a three-day swimming, life skills, and ocean conservation camp for a select group of girls at Kovalam, which concluded last evening.

Visiting American swimming experts Julia Harbaugh and Nora Deleske, who are members of the US Department of State's Sports Envoy Program, trained the participants in open-water swimming and shared their passion for protecting coastal habitats, a release from US Consulate and United Way said today.

San-Francisco-based Julia Harbaugh is one of the few trainers in the world with expertise in teaching swimming to visually challenged persons.

In 2017, she started a chapter of the non-profit Achilles...