NSEA Swim completes summer lesson program with help from grant from the Step Into Swim organization
[Wilmington, NC]: NSEA Swim has completed the free summer lessons program with $7,500 of funding from Step Into Swim. The mission of Step Into Swim, to create more swimmers, closely aligns with the mission of NSEA Swim. "By investing in the next generation of swimmers through learn-to-swim programming in underserved communities, the Step Into Swim initiative - with support from Every Child A Swimmer - works to instill confidence; empower long-term participation in water activities; tout the positive benefits of water play; and advocate for safe practices in and around the water."
“We can’t thank the Step into Swim program enough. With their help, we have been able to program our pool all summer and continue to teach our free swim lessons to our community.,” said David Witmer, President of NSEA Swim.
With the support of Step Into Swim, the NSEA Swim Foundation provided free swim lessons for 115 children. Two-thirds of children enrolled in the Learn to Swim levels of the program completed enough competencies to advance to the next level of lessons.
About Step Into Swim: With Olympic medalist Rowdy Gaines at the helm, Step Into Swim has invested in the next generation of swimmers and supports learn-to-swim programs that provide children (and their families) of all ages and backgrounds with the lifesaving skill of learning to swim. Step Into Swim helps extend a safe and healthy pool experience to underserved communities through free access to swimming lessons. Since 2012, Step Into Swim has funded swimming lessons for more than 285,000 children across the country and continues to make an impact where it matters.