Spotlight on youth: Twin sisters teach a skill that was once taught to them

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) Learning a life-saving skill at a young age can take you far. Learning that same skill with your twin sister means you have someone to look out for you. Their names are Aubrey and Summer Cheng, but you could call them the "swim sisters." The 16-year old twins are no strangers to the water saying ever since they were little, the loved the pool. The two not only swim together, but they also compete together.

16-year old twin sisters Aubrey and Summer Cheng getting ready to jump into the water at the facility where the two are swim instructors.

"We both are pretty competitive. Yeah, it's about the same," said Summer.

"I have someone to be with me the whole time, she pushes me in the pool during practice and she's there for me if I have any questions," added Aubrey.

Now, instead of asking questions to each other, the two have students to take that place. They're both swim instructors giving back and doing the same thing someone once did for them.

"Swimming has been such a big part of our lives and I think it's really important to give back and teach other kids so they can also enjoy the sport as much as we have," said Aubrey.

"Just seeing them grow up too like swimming and keeping with it is cool to see," said Summer.

Proving you're never too young or old to learn a live-saving skill like swimming.

"It's taught us so much and so just starting them so hopefully they'll have an amazing career, in the long run, is really special to me, so we've just come back and tried to help as much as we can," said Aubrey.

The Cheng sisters attend South High School in Anchorage. Both are looking to get scholarships to college and attend a Division II school.

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