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USA Swimming Foundation Awards $507,461 in the First Round of 2019 Grant Funding for Make a Splash Local Partners

Posted by | March 27, 2019 | Drowning Prevention, Grants, Swim School, Swim Team, Swimmers, Swimming, Uncategorized, USA Swimming, Water Safety, YMCA

By USA Swimming Foundation  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019 

Funding for free or reduced-cost swim lessons to help children across the country

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The USA Swimming Foundation announced today that it has awarded $507,461 to learn-to-swim programs across the country through its first-round of 2019 grant funding for Make a Splash Local Partners. The grants will go towards swim lesson programs, providing 25,705 children with the opportunity to learn how to swim.

The USA Swimming Foundation vetted more than 240 applications through a competitive annual review process and chose 85 programs to receive funding, 26 of whom are first time USA Swimming Foundation grant recipients. Since 2007, the USA Swimming Foundation has awarded more than $6.2 million dollars to help fund learn-to-swim programs across the country. 

“It’s an incredible feeling to know that USA Swimming Foundation funding will be used to create a valuable swimming experience for tens of thousands of children who may not have had the opportunity to learn how to swim,” USA Swimming Foundation Executive Director Debbie Hesse said. “We are thrilled with the depth of this year’s Make a Splash Local Partner applicant pool and we couldn’t be prouder to support these exciting and lifesaving opportunities for children across the country. We owe a tremendous thank you to our partners and donors, who continue to make a difference.”

In 2018, through its Make a Splash Local Partner network, the USA Swimming Foundation helped provide more than 1.3 million children with swimming lessons. Together, the Foundation and their network of 1,000 swim lesson providers across the country are helping to spread national awareness on the importance of learning to swim and bringing together strategic partners to end drowning. More than 7.5 million children have now been served since 2007.

The following USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Local Partners will receive funding through this first round of 2019 grant awards: 

Akron Area YMCAAkron, OH
Allegan Public Schools
Allegan, MI

Ambush Swim School Nacogdoches, TX
Angels of America’s FallenColorado Springs, CO
Beatrice Mary Family YMCABeatrice, NE
Belle Chasse YMCABelle Chasse, LA
BGSU Recreation & WellnessBowling Green, OH
Bloomington Community EducationBloomington, MN
Bridgeport YMCABridgeport, CT
Brooklyn Center Community CenterBrooklyn Center, MN
Buffalo City Swim RacersBuffalo, NY
Charles River AquaticsLynnfield, MA
City of Arlington AquaticsArlington, TX
City of BakersfieldBakersfield, CA
City of Boynton BeachBoynton Beach, FL
City of Brooklyn ParkBrooklyn Park, MN
City of Jersey CityJersey City, NJ
City of New York Department of Parks & RecreationNew York, NY
City of South MiamiSouth Miami, FL
City of UrbandaleUrbandale, IA
City of West Palm BeachWest Palm Beach, FL
Dad’s Club Swim StartHouston, TX
DeKalb Aquatics Swim Team Inc.Snellville, GA
Duke UniversityDurham, NC
Everett YMCAEverett, WAFive Cities Swim Club INCArroyo Grande, CA
Fort Worth Drowning Prevention CoalitionFort Worth, TX
Fox Valley Family YMCAPlano, IL
Goldfish Swim School – Owings MillsOwings Mills, MD
Greater Milford Boys & Girls ClubMilford, DE
Greensboro Aquatic CenterGreensboro, NC
Greenview Dolphins Swim TeamColumbia, SC
Harris County Aquatic ProgramHouston, TX
Hawaii Aquatics AcademyKailua, HI
Holland Community Aquatic CenterHolland, MI
Horizons SavannahSavannah, GA
Hunterdon County YMCAAnnandale, NJ
Hurricane AquaticsCoral Gables, FL
Kenosha YMCAKenosha, WILeadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership, Inc.New Haven, CT
Machine Swim SchoolVienna, VA
Madison Area YMCAMadison, NJ
Metro Parks TacomaTacoma, WA
Metropolitan YMCA of OrangesHardyston, NJ
Muskegon YMCAMuskegon, MI
Newport Penguins Swim and Dive TeamNewport, KY
Robbinsdale Area Schools ISD #281Plymouth, MN
Rocklin Swim TeamRocklin, CASafeSplash Swim Schools-Little ElmFrisco, TX
SafeSplash Swim Schools-McKinneyMcKinney, TX
Salvation Army Boys & Girls ClubHouston, TX
Sandhills SandsharksSouthern Pines, SC
St. Lucie County Parks & Recreation-AquaticsFt. Pierce, FL
Swim Beyond LLCAtlanta,
GASWIMkids USA, Inc.Mesa,
AZSwimLabs Highlands RanchHighlands Ranch,
COSwimLabs El Dorado HillsEl Dorado Hills,
CASwimLabs LittletonLittleton,
COSwimtastic Swim School-Cape CoralCape Coral, FL
Swimtastic Swim School-Fort MyersFort Myers, FL
Swimtastic Swim School-NaplesNaples, FL
The Gateway Family YMCA- Rahway BranchRahway, NJ
The Greater Marco Family YMCAMarco Island, FL
The HUB Recreation CenterMarion, IL
The Roeper SchoolBloomfield Hills, MIUniversity of Houston, Recreation & Wellness CenterHouston, TX
Upper Valley Aquatic CenterWhite River Junction, VT
Valley of the Moon AquaticsSonoma, CA
Walter Schroeder Aquatic CenterBrown Deer, WI
West Cook YMCAOak Park, IL
Williams YMCA of Avery CountyLinville, NC
YMCA of Broome County, Binghamton BranchBinghamton, NY
YMCA of Broome County, West Family BranchJohnson City, NY
YMCA of DelawareWilmington, DEYMCA of Greater Charlotte,
Simmons BranchCharlotte, NCYMCA of Greater Kansas CityKansas City, MO
YMCA of Greater San AntonioSan Antonio, TX
YMCA of Kokomo IndianaKokomo, IN
YMCA of Marion & Polk CountiesSalem, OR
YMCA of Orange CountyTustin, CA
YMCA of the Greater Twin CitiesEdina, MN
YMCA of VinelandVineland, NJ
YMCA of Greater Houston AreaHouston, TX
YMCA of WaycrossWaycross, GA
YWCA Evanston North ShoreEvanston, IL

The USA Swimming Foundation works to strengthen the sport of swimming by raising funds to support programs that save lives and build champions, in the pool and in life. To find, get, or give a swim lesson visit: www.usaswimmingfoundation.org

To learn more about the USA Swimming Foundation and the Make a Splash initiative, including grant opportunities, please visit www.usaswimmingfoundation.org/makeasplash, or follow us at http://www.facebook.com/SwimFoundation

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Olympian opens swim school in Jacksonville after close call as child – www.news4jax.com

Posted by | September 17, 2018 | Swim School

Aqua Swim School offers lessons to help prevent drownings

By Zachery Lashway – Reporter/anchor, Roxy Tyler – Web producer Posted: 3:44 PM, September 15, 2018  Updated: 3:45 PM, September 15, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Every day, there are 10 drownings in the U.S. It’s the No. 1 cause of death for children under the age of 5. Teaching children to swim holds special meaning for two-time Olympian Nim Shapira, who opened The Aqua Swim School in Jacksonville on Saturday. Shapira nearly drowned when he was 7 years old during a birthday party at his home in Tel Aviv, Israel. “We had a pool in the backyard, and someone accidentally pushed me and I nearly drowned to the bottom of the pool.  The person who pushed me didn’t even notice,” Shapira said. It was an experience he said he will never forget. “I am 29 years old. I still have once a year, once every two years, I have a dream of just seeing bubbles of water. It was a bad very moment,” said Shapiro.Shapira moved to Jacksonville at age 15 and attended The Bolles School, living in the dorm for two and a half years. When he was a senior at Bolles, he competed in the 2008 Olympics and he competed again in the 2012 Olympics. He no longer competes in swimming. He teaches it instead as the founder and owner of the Aqua Swim School.  Read more…

Source: https://www.news4jax.com

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British Swim School Goes North – Expands Internationally with First Locations in Canada 

Posted by | May 4, 2017 | Swim School

British Swim School Goes North – Expands Internationally with First Locations in CanadaWater Safety and Survival Franchise Gears Up to Offer Canadian Franchise Opportunities

May 04, 2017 10:36 AM Eastern Daylight Time

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–British Swim School, the pioneer of non-traditional infant water safety programs, has announced today that it will be diving into Canada with multiple locations.“Canada generally focuses on session-based lessons versus our year-round approach proving the demand for our services. We’re delighted to bring our concept to Canada and confident it will make a positive impact with our Canadian neighbors.” With more than 130 pools operating throughout the United States and one in Turkey, the first Canada pools will be corporate-owned and opening in Mississauga, Ontario – the first located at the TownPlace Suites by Marriott situated at 5050 Orbitor Drive in Mississauga, and second at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites located at 2565 Argentia Road in the Meadowvale area of Mississauga. Centered on a two-step principle of teaching water safety and survival first, and swimming skill development second, the franchise operates a year-round program with innovative teaching methods. Straying from the traditional “set courses” model, students are placed in classes based on skill level with specific objectives. Students are graduated from that level and advanced to the next without a waiting period, an approach not found in session driven programs.“It was a natural progression to target Canada to enhance our international presence,” stated Rita Goldberg, CEO and co-founder of British Swim School. “Canada generally focuses on session-based lessons versus our year-round approach proving the demand for our services. We’re delighted to bring our concept to Canada and confident it will make a positive impact with our Canadian neighbors. ”Anticipating growth of 50+ Canada locations by 2020, British Swim School seeks local entrepreneurs to join as franchise partners to increase the brand’s Canadian presence. Offering a low-cost investment opportunity, British Swim School’s business model allows franchisees to lead classes from pools in existing fitness chains, hotels, apartment complexes, etc., rather than requiring a large expense for pool construction.About British Swim SchoolFounded in 1981 by former national swimmer Rita Goldberg, British Swim School provides highly effective swim teaching methods prioritizing water safety and survival skills.

For more information on British Swim School visit www.britishswimschool.com or www.franchise.britishswimschool.com for franchise opportunities visit.

Contacts Media Contact:Fishman Public RelationsToni Lewin, 847-945-1300tlewin@fishmanpr.com

Source: British Swim School Goes North – Expands Internationally with First Locations in Canada | Business Wire

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Streamline Brands Acquires SwimLabs Swim Schools

Posted by | March 15, 2017 | Swim School

Streamline Brands Acquires SwimLabs Swim Schools Purchase expands largest swim school brand family in the industry

NEWS PROVIDED BY Streamline Brands Mar 01, 2017, 07:55  DENVER, March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Streamline Brands, the fastest growing franchisor of swim schools in the world including SafeSplash and Swimtastic swim schools, announced the acquisition of SwimLabs & Rehab Inc., franchisor of SwimLabs® Swim Schools. SwimLabs operates 10 swim schools in six states and internationally in Istanbul, Turkey. With this acquisition, Streamline extends its position as the franchisor of the largest swim school network in North America, with 136 locations in 17 states and Mexico and more than 20 additional locations expected to open by the end of 2018. The acquisition doubles the number of stand-alone pools in the Streamline Brands group.SwimLabs’ unique training facilities are indoors, with small, warm-water pools specially designed with 360-degree video feedback technology that lets swimmers of all ages and abilities instantly view their own strokes, correct or enhance their form, adjust their technique and master their skills. Swimmers have the ability to compare their strokes against elite U.S. Olympic swimmers such as Kara Lynn Joyce, Chloe Sutton and U.S. Olympic triathlete medalist Susan Williams.”We are delighted to welcome SwimLabs to our family of brands including SafeSplash and Swimtastic swim schools,” said Matthew Lane, Chairman and CEO of Streamline Brands, recently formed to encompass several swim school brands and programs under one company. “The SwimLabs training technology and video library is similar to the training technology utilized by the U.S. Olympic Training Center. This addition means our customers can benefit from our services in any stage of their swimming life from learn-to-swim and recreational swimmer to elite competitor, triathlete or open-water swimmer. The market for all levels of swimming in the U.S. continues to be underserved. According to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association, the swim-for-fitness market consists of more than 31 million participants and the swim school market is estimated at $17 billion with 50 million children in the U.S. under 12 years old. However, significantly less than $1 billion of both markets are currently served. “When I joined Streamline in 2016, I knew I was joining a team that would continue to push for innovation and leadership,” said five-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist and world record-holder Missy Franklin, “I’ll be helping Streamline develop its curriculum and I can’t wait to work with SwimLabs and start adding to their video library.”This acquisition for Streamline, recently listed on Entrepreneur’s “Fastest Growing Franchises of the Year,” is part of its aggressive growth goal of opening more than 400 U.S. and international locations by 2020, representing 800% growth in five years. Streamline’s unique franchising model includes back office services, a proven teaching curriculum, superlative franchisee training and industry-leading franchisee support.”Streamline Brands has established a long-standing reputation and track record for exceptional customer service, quality and franchisee support,” said Michael Mann, President of SwimLabs. “Joining Streamline enhances our ability to deliver the ultimate in technology-based swim instruction and aligns SwimLabs with an organization that is truly leading the industry. We are confident that this partnership will allow us to expand our footprint while continuing to maintain the values that make SwimLabs such a unique swim-school brand.”More About Streamline Brands®Streamline Brands is the industry’s largest franchisor of swim schools.  After opening its first school in 1996 in Milwaukee under the Swimtastic brand, the company has grown to 136 locations in 17 states and three countries, operating under the SafeSplash Swim School, Swimtastic Swim School and SwimLabs Swim School brands. Streamline is a partner with Olympic medalist Missy Franklin and the USA Swimming Foundation. For more information visit the website or “follow us” on LinkedIn.More About SwimLabs® SwimLabs unique training facilities are designed to use technology and individualized instruction to teach swimmers of all ages – beginners to competitive athletes – the best techniques for water safety and swimming. SwimLabs swim school combines indoor, warm-water pools, highly-trained instructors and the same training video-feedback technology used by Olympians including Aaron Peirsol, Kara Lynn Joyce, Chloe Sutton, David Walters and more.

Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/

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Floaties Swim School Job Fair- Multiple Positions job – Floaties Swim School – 

Posted by | December 5, 2016 | Swim School

Floaties Swim School Job Fair- Multiple Positions

Floaties Swim School – Chula Vista, CA Part-timeFloaties Swim School is looking for motivated, hard working and reliable individuals to be a part of the best swim school in San Diego.Positions include:Swim InstructorsSwim Coaches

Front Desk Associate: We pay you to train!We are a year-round swim school located in Eastlake, Chula Vista , with a second location in Poway. We offer swimming lessons from 3 mos-Adults.Work in a life changing environment!Please submit a resume, your hours of availability, and the best phone number/email to contact you.

****Part- time only****Hours of operation: M-F 9 am – 7pm Saturdays 8 am -1:30 Must be available Saturdays (will only work up to 5 days)Not just a summer job!! We are looking for someone to grow with the company and can commit to a minimum of a year employment,Qualifications: Reliable carTeam playerWork well with childrenFUNHard workingLoyalPunctualBilingual a plus! Must pass back ground test. Training is 4-6 weeks. This is your time to work in a fun environment! Must be CPR certified or willing to obtain certification within 30 days of hire.Please go to www.floatiesswimschool.com for more information about the company.Job Type: Part-timeRequired education:High school or equivalent

Source: Floaties Swim School Job Fair- Multiple Positions job – Floaties Swim School – Chula Vista, CA | Indeed.com

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Business advice: Don’t let your business run you | The Tribune

Posted by | August 16, 2016 | Drowning Prevention, Swim School

I have owned the 5 Cities Swim School on the Central Coast for the past 31 years. By attending U.S. Swim School conferences regularly, I have learned a lot of great business practices.

Source: http://www.sanluisobispo.com

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Thousands of kids participate in ‘World’s Largest Swimming…

Posted by | June 24, 2016 | Drowning Prevention, Swim Lessons, Swim School, Swimming, Swimming Pool, Swimming Pools

Children in Central Florida participate in a world-wide swimming lesson at SeaWorld’s Aquatica.

Source: www.clickorlando.com

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Aqua-Tots opens in Ahwatukee: Teaches swimming, safety tips as pools open for summer – Ahwatukee Foothills News: Community Focus

Posted by | May 17, 2016 | Swim School, Swimming, Swimming Pool

May is National Water Safety Month and time for the May 2 opening of Aqua-Tots Swim Schools in Ahwatukee. The school teaches the importance of swimming and pool safety, just in time for the summer heat.   Swimming lessons at Aqua-Tots are broken into eight levels depending on experience and age. Swimmers can be anywhere from 4 months to 12 years old.Each swimming level has its own specific lesson such as equipping parents with information on how to be confident with handling their children in the pool and developing students to become better swimmers. Each class is 30 minutes long. Aqua-Tots also offers a Swim Club and Swim Teams for those interested in a more competitive swimming experience.  “Our No. 1 goal is safety first,” said Keri Priest, general manager of Aqua-Tots Ahwatukee. “Once the swimming lessons are over, our instructors take a few minutes with each student and parent to let them know what’s going great in the water and what needs to be improved.”  Students are given a weekly report card to track their performance throughout each swim session.  Lessons are taught in either a private or group setting. Each class has one to four students in the water at a time.  Parents are given the option to be inside the pool with their children during the swimming lessons, or spectate in Aqua-Tots’ lobby area.  Classes can be taken once or three times a week.  “A lot of our families start at the beginning levels, and it’s where they develop the building blocks they need to continue to progress up to the more advance levels,” Priest said.  A key element provided at Aqua-Tots is ensuring parents and children are aware of all safety precautions in and around the pool area.  Ahwatukee resident Amy Byers said she enrolled her son into Aqua-Tots so he could learn the importance of pool safety.  “I want him to learn the basics of swimming and how to be safe in the water,” she said. “I think water safety, especially in Arizona, is extremely important.” Sarah Hoopes, swimming instructor at Aqua-Tots Ahwatukee, said consistent learning throughout each swimming level is vital to ensure students are safe. “We work with them on getting comfortable with being in the water, their technique, and knowing all the boundaries around the pool,” she said. “We treat the pool as a very dangerous area for children because it can be … we like to treat it that way and have a respect for it.”  Hoopes said water safety for young children and adults is crucial in Arizona since there are many public and private pools around the Valley. “It’s very important to at least teach kids the basics of swimming and safety,” she said.  Priest said she anticipates classes will become more popular with summer around the corner.  “Our classes will continue to expand as we get busier,” she said. Aqua-Tots Swim Schools in Ahwatukee is located at 4735 E. Ray Road, Suite A0011. For additional information, visit www.aqua-tots.com. — Check us out and like the Ahwatukee Foothills News on Facebook and follow AhwatukeeFN on Twitter.

Source: Aqua-Tots opens in Ahwatukee: Teaches swimming, safety tips as pools open for summer – Ahwatukee Foothills News: Community Focus

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Water Safety: Everyone Loves Bubbles (Skills #1 & #2)

Posted by | May 12, 2016 | Drowning, Drowning Prevention, Swim Lessons, Swim School, Swimming, Water Safety

These are so easy! Who knew it was this basic? These are the first two skills in our Water Safety Series by Kim Shults, author of “Life with Lou”.

Source: www.bonbonbreak.com

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Nixon’s swim school takes float at new location | Business | napavalleyregister.com

Posted by | March 12, 2016 | Swim School, Swimming Pools

From tentative first dips into the pool to swimming laps back and forth, Tami Nixon and her business, Makai Swim School, have taught thousands of Napa children how to swim.

Source: Nixon’s swim school takes float at new location | Business | napavalleyregister.com

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