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Water Safety Awareness Day

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BENEFITING: Swim Strong Foundation, Inc.

EVENT DATE: May 31, 2016

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Water Safety Awareness Day is recognized internationally on May 15th. ... Why? Because drowning is prevalent all over the world. As a matter of fact, it is the 2nd leading cause of death globally! Even here in the US on average 10 people die due to drowning every day. For every death, 5 more are suffering life altering brain and spinal cord injuries. We need to make a positive change. Swim Strong understands that education is the key to helping people make better decisions. We use this day to partner with others in the community who want healthy and safe outcomes for their constituents.  The proceeds from this fundraiser will go to our scholarship fund for at risk children whose families would not otherwise be able to afford swim lessons.

To learn more about the efforts of Swim Strong, you can visit them here: Swim Strong is a 501c3 (EIN 37-1526132) largely volunteer run not for profit, that is saving and changing lives through water safety and swimming education. We save lives by offering affordable swim programs from the most beginning levels through competitive. We are stopping the drowning. We change lives by: Educating families about the importance of water safety in and around the home; exercise coupled with good nutrition to avoid type 2 diabetes; leading to obesity. Challenging children to learn the life lessons of commitment, goal setting self-discipline, persistency, team work and resiliency through competitive swimming. We provide job readiness skills that transcend the pool and are applied in the school room all the way to the board room. Inspiring strong swimmers to explore other water based sports such as water polo, synchro, surfing, rowing, kayaking, diving etc. some of which offer college scholarships.


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Shawn Slevin

Shawn Slevin


In Memory of the man who coaxed me back into the water after my near drowning event....this one's for you Dad! 2 years ago