Swim Safely Series
Our Swim Safely Series is a water safety clinic led by collegiate swimmers for children in their communities to prevent drownings and increase access to aquatics.
Drowning is the second leading cause of death in the US and swimming lessons can reduce drowning by up to 88%.
We piloted this program with two collegiate swim and dive teams; The University of Denver and CSU Pueblo and it was a HUGE success! Check out the video to learn more and feel the excitement that this program brings to all involved.
Benefits of Swim Safely Series
Provides families with equitable access to swimming lessons
Improves equity, diversity, and inclusion in aquatics
Builds and celebrates community connections
Empowers collegiate swimmers with skills to teach water safety lessons
Supports student-athletes gaining valuable leadership and volunteer skills
The Series in Brief
Our Swim Safely Series, designed by former college swimmers and aquatic experts, ensures maximum community impact with a short-term commitment from student-athletes. No More Under has developed a unique curriculum and provides virtual training to the volunteer instructors to equip them with the skills to share water safety with their community members.
The program is delivered over five consecutive days and is meant to serve as an introduction to water safety education and skills. Participating families are then connected to resources to encourage their continued learning and development of swimming skills after the Swim Safely Series concludes.
Requirements to Participate
Have a collegiate Swim and Dive Team
Have a minimum of 15 swimmers and/or divers who will volunteer as instructors
Commit 5 consecutive days to teaching the program to community members
One coach present throughout the series
Hear From The College Swimmers
"One of my swimmers was very inspiring. She told me she was working to overcome her fear of the water to be a good big sister."
"Hearing how grateful the parents are and that their kids are more interested in swimming after this program made the whole thing worth it!"
"I was in awe seeing the impressive progress in such a short time!"
"Seeing the parents beam with pride over their childrens' progress was my favourite part!"