Caitlin Leverenz to Appear at Lighthouse Community Charter School
Olympic medalist Caitlin Leverenz (Tucson, Ariz.) will make an appearance at Water Wise – A Water Safety Program, which will be held in the Lighthouse Community Charter School at 1 p.m. PT on Wednesday, May 8 in Oakland, Calif. Leverenz will join Jewels Biro, a Girl Scout working on her Gold Award Project, to speak to students about her Olympic experience and what a difference swimming has made in her life.
“I am honored to be reaching out to talk about the importance of water safety and my own love for the water,” said Leverenz. “Many of the kids come from families where their parents don't know how to swim, and thus, the children don't either. I am excited to be working with Jewels on her Girl Scout Gold Award as she creates a project to do more than just improve athletic achievements. Her Water Wise Safety Program works to save lives."
Leverenz, a member of the U.S. National Swim Team, swam at the London 2012 Olympic Games and won the bronze medal in the 200-meter individual medley. The 22-year-old was also a member of the University of California swim team from 2008-13.
Leverenz appearance at Water Wise is part of USA Swimming’s Athlete Partnership Program. The program is a platform for National Team swimmer to encourage kids and adults to take up the sport as a healthy and positive activity. These appearances directly promote the sport and the healthy lifestyle it represents. To find more information about how to get started in the sport, visit www.swimtoday.org.