SwemKids is a nonprofit school-based program that teaches children introductory swimming lessons and water safety skills as a part of their school's curriculum. This model ensures that children are exposed to the water early and gain important life-saving skills to make sure they are safe while having fun.
Check Out These SwemFacts
African American children ages 5-14 have a fatal drowning rate 3 times higher than white children in the same age.
64% of Black/African American children cannot swim
79% of children in households with incomes less than $50,000 have few-to-no swimming skills.
3 children die every day as a result of drowning
Blacks 11-12 drown 10 times that of whites
76 percent of parents reported that their children would be more likely to want to participate in swimming if they saw a talented swimmer that looked like them
Learning how to swim will save a life, perhaps your own.
Impacts the Community
We strive to bring awareness and enrich the lives of the youth in the community. SwemKids has offered opportunities to some of the youth seen selling water bottles and teaching them to swim so they can become youth swim instructors. This impact in our community helps 16+ year olds to partner with us, build confidence, keep them safe and educate them on water safety. This is one of many of the opportunities we utilize to impact the community for the better. Bridging the gap where some minority youth are lost.
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