They asked to take swim lessons at the city's Crow Recreation Pool next to their school.
In response, the city and the school system launched a new swimming education program for them.
Come this fall, the program will expand to all fifth graders at Walker.
"This gives them the opportunity also as they become adults to have these skills to past down to their families and it gives us an ability to help them waterproof the community. Everybody will have a better chance of knowing how to swim and we'll have less chances of things happening that we don't want to happen,” said Chris Schuma, Walker physical education teacher.