One of the most exciting things that many kids (and parents!) look forward to in the summertime is swimming. Whether it be in a pool, river, lake, pond, ocean – you name it – swimming is a great summer activity.
But not every kid shares that excitement of swimming. Make A Splash, a national program created by the USA Swimming Foundation, found that nearly six out of 10 African-American and Hispanic/Latino children are unable to swim, much higher than their Caucasian counterparts.
By educating parents and using the nation’s best learn-to-swim resources, Make A Splash aims to teach every child in America how to swim.
What a great way to teach kids about a fun and healthy activity while also aiming to decrease the number of drownings in children. Check out this article from today’s Washington Post about the program.