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Swim RVA

Swim RVA
CROWDRISE : Aug 26, 2014
Tax ID: 27-4185518
BASED: Richmond, VA, United States


Drownproof Richmond

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Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death among children. USA Swimming and the University of Memphis found, and the CDC confirmed, that 50% of the population in the U.S. does not know how to swim.  Further, the numbers jump to 70% for African American children and 66% of those who qualify for free/reduced lunch. Low-income children drown at rates three times that of the rest of
the population. 

Through the Learn-to-Swim Coalition we can change these statistics —addressing key economic, community and scoial barriers that have precluded minority and impoverished youth from learning to swim to make sure the future of swimming is one of inclusion.

If a child does not learn to swim by the third grade, they likely never will. The Learn-to- Swim program is critical to interrupting family and cultural cycles that perpetuate the number of non-swimmers in our community. 
SwimRVA and its partners aim to drownproof Richmond, teaching our region’s second graders water safety and opening a gateway for healthy habits and active lifestyles that youth will carry with them into adulthood. 

Tax ID: 27-4185518 •


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SwimRVA 10K Challenge

SwimRVA 10K Challenge




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