2012-06-01 / Community

Swim Strong Offering 40 Free Swim Lessons

Swim Strong Foundation is proud to announce its participation in USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative. As a partner in the New York City area Swim Strong Foundation, Make a Splash is able to increase the reach and impact of its water safety programs and further its mission of saving and changing lives through swimming.

Make a Splash helps local learnto swim organizations, like the Swim Strong Foundation, by providing campaigns to the local area that increase awareness about water safety and the need to learn to swim.

They also help local partners raise money for scholarship funds to provide life saving and changing swim lessons to those who could not otherwise afford them. Currently Swim Strong Foundation is hoping to raise enough money to give 40 children free swim lessons this summer. This partnership will help make that possible for New York City youth.

“Partnering with Make A Splash is a great way of raising awareness and educating more people about the importance of water safety and learning how to swim,” says Shawn Slevin, founder of Swim Strong Foundation.

Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death in children under 14. According to the Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine journal, participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent among children aged one to four years.

If you are interested in learning more about water safety, Swim Strong Foundation’s efforts or enrolling in one of Swim Strong Foundation’s programs, visit http://www.theswimstrongfound ation.org/ or e-mail Shawn Slevin at Shawn.Slevin@theswimstrongfoundation.org.

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