Activities Beyond the Classroom is honored to have been selected as a new Make A Splash Local Partner by the USA Swimming Foundation. The partnership supports ABC’s Swimming for Safety program.
Each year, the USA Swimming Foundation partners with
learn-to-swim providers, community-based water safety advocates, and national organizations, with a mission to provide swimming lessons and educate children and their families on the importance of learning how to swim. Their goal is to reach 1,000,000 children annually, partnering up with local organizations, like ABC, to help make it happen.
Activities Beyond the Classroom launched the Swimming for Safety program in the 2017-18 school year, teaching young children at Taft Elementary basic swimming skills. In this six-week, 12-session program, kindergartners learn how to tread water, identify the side of the pool, and safely dog paddle to the side and exit the pool. The program was highly successful in its first year, with ABC and the Cincinnati Public School district hoping to expand the program, to reach even more elementary school students in the coming year. Partnering with USA Swimming Foundation can help make this a reality.