"If we teach our kids to swim we will have a profound and lasting impact on the numbers of kids dying and being injured in our recreational water right NOW."
Our goal is simple and our vision is vast…we dream of a time when the future leaders, our national treasure, our children; stop dying and being injured in swimming pools.
Historically, swimming pools have always signified wealth and opulence regaled to the sons and daughters of kings and queens. In the United States of America this is not the case, the Swim to Win Foundation as an organization has helped to identify the real problem which is the lack of formal, structured water safety and swimming lessons which should be as available and common as the swimming pools, lakes, rivers and streams that we as humans are drawn to and love to enjoy! This has best been said by board member and Team USA GOLD medal OLYMPIAN, Rowdy Gaines who often starts out by saying ‘Water is the fabric of our lives’.
There are numerous organizations across the country and throughout the world that work every day on making swimming pools and swimming safer, several that come to mind are The National Swimming Pool Foundation (www.nspf.org), Pool Safely (www.poolsafely.gov) and finally USA Swimming (www.usaswimming.org). Our challenge at the Swim to Win Foundation was to create an organization that clearly articulates the simplicity of our mission; if we teach our kids to swim we will have a profound and lasting impact on the numbers of kids dying and being injured in our recreational water right NOW. Further, by demonstrating the skills required to be successful in the swimming pool we will CHANGE THE WORLD in so much that we will have an immediate positive effect on our children’s abilities to be successful in life…In short we believe that Swimming is a lifesaving skill but we go further and we believe that swimming is a LIFE SKILL!
We hope to see you on the deck and in the pool…..Swim to WIN!