Participation in formal swim lessons can reduce the likelihood of childhood drowning death by 88%. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to safely enjoy the wonders of the water. Our mission includes reducing barriers, cultural and financial among others, to make access to swimming lessons more equitable.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
No More Under facilitates connections between existing organizations to support deserving children through learn-to-swim programs. We are not a swim school, rather, we maximize impact by connecting deserving people needing to learn to swim, with organizations who provide learn-to-swim programs. No More Under covers the costs of the lessons, with support of partners, to ensure financial barriers are removed for participants.
WHO CAN RECEIVE LESSONS?
To date, we have facilitated programs with affordable housing organizations and swimming lesson providers. These relationships have allowed No More Under to effectively serve large numbers of deserving families. We welcome you to connect with us if you know of an organization that could benefit from our support in developing a learn-to-swim program for their community.
WHO CAN HOST LESSONS?
We invite any licensed swim school or swimming lesson provider, and public swimming facilities to join our collaboration.
OUR CURRENT PROGRAMS
WATERBABIES & BELLWETHER TENANTS
Waterbabies provided No More Under with a few hours of swimming lesson spaces, on select days for four months, supporting 30 Bellwether Housing tenant children through lessons. No More Under worked with Bellwether Housing to support 30 children through lessons. The students were guided by a Black instructor. At No More Under, it is a goal of ours to address the lack of representation of Black swimmers.
CITY OF SEATTLE, TANKPROOF, & BELLWETHER TENANTS
Rainier Beach Pool (a City of Seattle facility) sponsored No More Under with four hours of pool space every day over Spring Break (April 11th-15th). To maximize this time, No More Under partnered with Seattle instructors and the swim school, Tankproof. The event, which supported 38 children from Bellwether Housing, boasted high attendance rates, diverse instructors, and successful results.
THE YMCA OF GREATER SEATTLE & BELLWETHER TENANTS
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is working with No More Under to support 60 children (ages 4-19) through their learn-to-swim program. The YMCA developed a Sunday swimming program specifically to support the Bellwether families. These lessons launched May 8th and will run through the end of June. There has been huge demand for this program, therefore we intend on repeating it later in the year once additional funding has been secured.
"One of my kids went from nervous to not be able to reach the bottom to 'diving' in the deep end! He now has confidence!!"
"We wouldn't be able to take lessons if it weren't for programs like these. I'm so grateful"
"We could not have done swimming lessons without the price reduction and the lessons were very important for our granddaughter."
"The biggest barrier is cost. I have 3 kids and I struggle giving them opportunities, so thank you!"