Summer Swim

OUR MISSION IS TO SAVE LIVES

 

ABOUT US

We are a Black led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives through water safety education, legislation, and increasing equitable access to swimming lessons and tools.

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1,000

CHILDREN WILL LIKELY DIE AS A RESULT OF DROWNING THIS YEAR IN THE U.S.

#1

CAUSE OF ACCIDENTAL DEATH FOR CHILDREN AGES 1-4 YEARS OLD

88%

OF CHILD DROWNINGS OCCUR WITH AT LEAST ONE ADULT PRESENT

67%

OF BLACK CHILDREN HAVE LITTLE TO NO ABILITY TO SWIM

YORI'S STORY

In 2018, Yori was at a friend’s house playing in the pool when he quietly slipped below the surface. When Yori was pulled from the water, it was clear that he was not breathing and did not have a pulse. After a few minutes of CPR, first responders arrived. They were able to revive his heart and transfer him to Seattle Children’s.

LAYERS OF SAFETY

There are many layers of protection to keep your loved ones safe in the water. Unfortunately, one layer is not enough. Click on these items to find out more about how you can use them to help prevent drownings from happening to you and your family.