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Dottie Weiner, Marco Island’s beloved swim instructor, dies at 97 www.marconews.com

Posted by | December 11, 2019 | Uncategorized

Dottie Murray Weiner, swim instructor to thousands in Marco Island, died Nov. 24, according to a YMCA news release. She was 97.

“She loved teaching children to swim,” wrote Cindy Love-Abounader, CEO of YMCA of South Collier- Marco. “She touched many, many people’s lives and she will live forever within our hearts.”

Many kids, now adults, still remember her as “Miss Dottie.” 

Christina Perez, who was raised in Marco, said Weiner taught her how to swim. 

“She taught my sister and I how to swim of course, but I always remembered (her) as years went by as a strong woman,” Perez wrote in an email to the Eagle. “Strong, wonderful smile that would light up a room.”

“She remembered us most of the time and that made us feel special.”

Read more at: https://www.marconews.com/story/news/2019/12/08/dottie-weiner-marco-islands-beloved-swim-instructor-dies-97/4357615002/