FLOAT IT FORWARD FOR CLEVELAND!
At Goldfish Swim School, we strive to help children be safer in and around the water while building the confidence and skills they need to make positive waves in life. But, our mission doesn’t stop there. There's still so much more we can do. That’s why we’ve partnered with the USA Swimming Foundation. By supporting their Make a Splash Initiative, we can give children the swim skills they need and turn the tide on drownings.
DID YOU KNOW...?
- No child is ever water safe. The goal of swim lessons is to make children SAFER in, on, and around water.
- Drowning is the number one cause of injury-related death for children ages one to four.
- 79% of children in households with incomes less than $50k have little-to-no swimming ability.
- 64% of African-American, 45% of Hispanic/Latino and 40% of Caucasian children have little-to-no swimming ability.
- Formal swimming lessons reduce the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88%.
Our goal is to help raise funds to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim, kicking off the effort in our own community. Every dollar donated will be matched with an in-kind donation to provide free swim lessons to children in Fairview Park who might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn.
Can we count on your help us make more Cleveland children safer in and around the water?
HOW IT WORKS:
Goldfish Swim School will MATCH all monetary donations made with FREE swim lessons for children in our community. No amount is too little or too much.
IF YOU DONATE ... A CHILD WILL RECEIVE:
$21.00 = 1 swim lesson
$84.00 = 4 weeks of swim lessons
$126.00 = 6 weeks of swim lessons
$168.00 = 8 weeks of swim lessons
$252.00 = 12 weeks of swim lessons
IF YOU DONATE ... YOU WILL RECEIVE:
Donations>$250 will receive one FREE Jump Start Clinic.
Donations>$500 will receive two months of FREE swim lessons.
Donations>$1,000 will receive a FREE birthday or swim party.
Let's turn the tide on drowning statistics. Together, we can make a difference!
Sources: USA Swimming Foundation study through the University of Memphis and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2017; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 2009