The leading cause of death in children under age four years is drowning (CDC). For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries. When children fall into a pool, parents are often not present to save them. The mission of Good Swim Inc. is to provide the training to help prevent these heart-wrenching accidents. Every child who attends a Good Swim program leaves with increased skills to be safer around a body of water and many leave quite adept swimmers. 20% of the children we teach have some form of physical or developmental disabilities. These children cannot participate in traditional programs. At Good Swim, Inc. they are embraced and empowered in their own bodies in ways they never imagined.
Good Swim Inc is a small 501(c) 3 nonprofit that provides swimming and water survival instruction to persons of all ages and abilities. The founder has 30 years’ experience and is now teaching the children of the children she taught in the late 70's and 80's. Individualized neurodevelopmental instruction is what makes Good Swim Inc. unique.
The COVID-19 pandemic hit at the beginning of the swim season. Instead of closing our doors, we restructured our classes to comply with current COVID guidelines, adjusted our schedule from 12 classes a day with a 1:6 instructor/student ratio to 18 classes a day with a 1:4 ratio. We also offered refunds to families without question or qualification. As a result, enrollment dropped by 35% and we lost thousands of operating dollars.
It is our mission to continue serving the families who come to us from 17 different Central Texas counties. We need your help to sustain this program and transition into next year. We humbly ask you help us keep the kids moving through the water safely and joyfully🙏🏼