Foundation announces new partnership with SwimWays
The USA Swimming Foundation is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with Swimways, the leading manufacturer of pool and outdoor recreational products, to raise awareness about water safety and teaching children the essential life skill of learning to swim.
“We share a common goal of lowering drowning rates by helping children be safer around the water,” said USA Swimming Foundation Executive Director Debbie Hesse. “We’re looking forward to sharing the USA Swimming Foundation’s message of learning to swim on a national stage through Swimways’ Learn to Swim products that will be distributed through major retail chains.”
To kick off the partnership and in celebration of National Water Safety Month, The USA Swimming Foundation will partner with Swimways on Saturday, May 21 for their fifth annual National Learn to Swim Day, with Olympic Gold Medalist and USA Swimming Foundation Ambassador Rowdy Gaines as the host of the swimming celebration.
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