Thursday, April 19, 2012

Coast to Coast Swim Challenge. 5/20/12 LATC. Drowning prevention.

 Did you know that drowning surpasses all other causes of death among children ages 14 and under in California, while LA County has the highest rate of near-drowning of any county in the state? The Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge was created to heighten awareness of these facts and combat this problem locally. (from the C2C Website)

(Below-photographs on the Coast to Coast Swim Challenge website by Shiggy Ichinomiya)
Photos above by Shiggy Ichinomiya are displayed on the Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge Website (CLICK HERE) These kids are learning how to swim.  Click here for more photographs.The money raised from the "Coast to Coast Swim Challenge" provides under-served youths with free swim lessons.   Summer is fast approaching, it's getting warmer and the water is very tempting.  Unfortunately, the number of drowning incidents increase with the rise in temperature.  Prevention is key.

How can YOU help? Phew, I'm glad you asked.

On May 20th, 2012, YOU can be a part of the solution by helping raise money so that children can learn how to swim.  

Swim One, Two or Three-30 minute Stages or be a Launcher or Closer- that is where you can really challenge yourself- See registration page for complete details. Click HERE for the Coast 2 Coast Website

How can YOU help? Volunteer.
How can YOU help? Do your long "Ironman" or "triathlon" training swim in this pool and raise money at the same time!!
How can YOU help? Donate directly.

In its inaugural year, the 2011 Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge raised more than $21,000, with 100 percent of these funds going to scholarships that enabled 500 kids in Compton, South Los Angeles and Culver City to learn to swim.

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