Into the deep end

Rustin Bartel, a physical-education teacher at Riverview Elementary School, leads second-graders in a plunge into the deep end of the pool at the Durango Community Recreation Center during a Wednesday afternoon “PE field trip” for all of the school’s second-graders. “During the month of April, we have been focusing on being active” Bartel said. Following Bartel into the pool from the left are Jacob Pinkerton, Ben Stoddard, Xavier Chaves, Anna McCulloch and Sydni King. Enlarge photo

SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald

Rustin Bartel, a physical-education teacher at Riverview Elementary School, leads second-graders in a plunge into the deep end of the pool at the Durango Community Recreation Center during a Wednesday afternoon “PE field trip” for all of the school’s second-graders. “During the month of April, we have been focusing on being active” Bartel said. Following Bartel into the pool from the left are Jacob Pinkerton, Ben Stoddard, Xavier Chaves, Anna McCulloch and Sydni King.

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