First Annual Swim for life safety challenge by Quality Swimming to prevent drowning accidents worldwide. Participate in Swim Safety Challenge and receive Participation Certificate.
Online PR News – 11-November-2010 – – Quality Swimming, Inc. will hold its First Annual Swim for Life Safety Challenge to raise money for the Swim for Life Foundation, Inc, an organization that works to both prevent drowning and promote the health and safety benefits of swimming.
The Swim for Life Challenge will be held at two Quality Swimming locations during the month of November: on Sunday, November 14, at the Lore and Eric F. Ross JCC in Boynton Beach; and on Sunday, November 21 at The Discovery Preschool in Coconut Creek. Swimmers ranging in age from infants to adults will participate in a safety challenges and will receive a certificate for participation.
The Safety Challenge is Quality Swimming’s second event this year to benefit the Swim for Life Foundation, Inc. Last summer Quality Swimming raised $1400 during a Swim for Life Swimming challenge.
The Safety Challenge raises money for the “Safer 3,” water safety campaign. It calls for “safer water” (guarding against unauthorized entry to a pool or spa by a child), “safer kids” (advocating constant adult supervision and swim lessons), and “safer response” (preparation for the possibility of a drowning incident by learning and reviewing CPR). The cost is a $10 donation to the Swim for Life Foundation; and swimmers will have the opportunity to raise additional funds by obtaining pledges.
“This is a great opportunity for our swimmers to build their skills and increase their confidence while bringing awareness to these important safety issues,” said Andy Broido, owner of Quality Swimming, Inc.
Leading up to the Swim for Life Safety Challenge, Quality Swimming parents have the opportunity to make donations in $1 increments and choose one of the Safer 3 characters, Sammy Starfish, Timmy Tadpole or Gilbert Guppy, on which to display their child’s name.
The Swim for Life Foundation, Inc. was chartered in 2004 as a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation in order to give it life beyond the careers of its founders. It was founded to do something positive to prevent drowning while still promoting the health and safety benefits of swimming ability as enrichment to the lives of all people. Its ultimate goal is to eventually reduce accidental drowning worldwide. Swimming is an activity that can be enjoyed from infancy through the golden years of life. Waters of the world have been used throughout history for survival, recreation, pleasure, healing and therapy. People will always be attracted to water. The benefits of water are not without cost, however, as drowning continues to be one of the leading causes of death worldwide. This terrible fact drove the founders of the Swim for Life Foundation, Inc. to seek a better way to prevent drowning accidents worldwide.