National Learn to Swim Day

Save the Date for the Sixth Annual National Learn to Swim Day on May 20, 2017!

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It’s a Swimming Celebration!

Swimming is fun for every age, but did you know that according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 people drown every day in the United States?  And that drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children under the age of 14?

Mark your calendars for May 20, 2017, and join SwimWays for the sixth annual National Learn to Swim Day – a day dedicated to raising awareness about water safety and the importance of teaching all children to swim!

In 2016 SwimWays became an official sponsor of the USA Swimming Foundation, an organization whose mission is to save lives and build champions, in the pool and in life. Our two organizations join forces on National Learn to Swim Day – the third Saturday of May each year –  to share the important message of learning to swim, an essential life skill, to combat the alarming childhood drowning statistics and bring an end to this national epidemic.

Learn more about National Learn to Swim Day.

Help spread the word about this event by sharing our drowning facts infographic.

If you would like to host your own event, take advantage of our tools and resources in our Event Toolkit and read our blog post for tips on how you can host a National Learn to Swim Day themed event.