Floaties Swim School Partners With Hope Floats Foundation
San Diego, California
Floaties Swim School is pleased to announce it has become a Sustaining Partner of Hope Floats Foundation.
Hope Floats Foundation is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent drownings by providing scholarships for swim lessons. Hope Floats partners with local communities to offer financial need-based scholarships at over 200 swim school locations in 30 states. Floaties Swim School is joining forces with Hope Floats to provide scholarships for swim lessons for children in the County of San Diego who otherwise do not have access.
The equivalent of thirteen school buses full of children die each year in the United States due to drowning. Studies at the National Institute of Health show that swim lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88%.
"There's a huge need for swim lessons, and the kids that need them the most – lower socio-economic level kids – they're not getting them," said Cindy Tonnesen, founder of the Hope Floats Foundation. She continued, "We are saving kids, but there are more we need to reach, and we have the ability and resources to do it."
"Floaties Swim School is thrilled to partner with Hope Floats. During these unprecedented times, the opportunity to help those in need find comfort in assuring their children's safety around water through swim lessons is a privilege we do not take lightly, and we are honored to be a part of such an important cause."
-Kira La Forgia, Director of Operations, Floaties Swim Schools
Floaties Swim School is a local, family owned swim school serving San Diego County. With locations in Chula Vista and Poway, we have served over 20,000 local families since we opened in 2006. We believe that all children deserve to be taught to love and respect the water, and parents can have peace of mind that their children will be safe around our many bodies of water here in San Diego.
About Hope Floats Foundation – Hope Floats Foundation is a nonprofit founded in 2016 committed to impacting the statistics on worldwide drowning. The Hope Floats model is a simple, sustainable way for swim schools to provide scholarships for high-quality swim lessons in their community. To learn more about the Hope Floats Foundation, see a listing of swim school partners, or donate, please visit www.hopefloats.foundation
Kira La Forgia | www.floatiesswimschool.com