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Swim teacher rescued after suffering hypothermia symptoms

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A swim teacher had to be rescued from the waters off La Jolla Shores Thursday when she began to show the symptoms of hypothermia while swimming with students.

Fire officials say Cheryl Zak-Aragon, who is the executive director at The Arch Academy, was on a long-distance swim with her students when she showed signs of distress.

Lifeguards had advised her not to take her students into the water because of the cold temperatures and rough conditions, but they say she ignored their warnings.

"For your average person going out in the water, hypothermia can set in very suddenly. In conditions like these, you need to be very prepared," a lifeguard said.

None of the students on Thursday's swim were injured.

Lifeugards say the same teacher had to be rescued last year when she took students in the water against their warnings.

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