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Confidence with every stroke. SwimATX launched with a pilot program of 88 teens at Reagan HS and LBJ HS in January 2015. This innovative, new program is in partnership with Austin Independent School District and the City of Austin.
Swim instruction took place during school hours at YMCA and City of Austin pools, and provide P.E. credit for the 88 teens participating in the first phase of this program.
Upon completion of the program, teens received scholarships for free participation in Lifeguard Certification classes and guaranteed employment as Lifeguards with the YMCA and City of Austin.
The zip codes serviced in this pilot program experience some of the highest incidents of drowning in Texas, and the age range of these participants are at increased risks of drowning.
The SwimATX program will expand throughout AISD in the 2015-2016 school year.
While these programs are offered free of charge, most kids don't have the necessary swimwear or equipment. Donate today to help provide a youth with all they need to be successful and safe in the water.
$5 buys one swim cap
$10 buys one towel
$15 buys one pair of goggles
$20 buys one swimsuit
$50 buys one Swim Kit - swimsuit, goggles, towel, cap
$100 buys one Swim Kit and Swim Lessons