Did you know that 50% of Americans do NOT know how to swim?
Did you know that 78% percent of children from low-income households will not learn how to swim?
Did you know that drowning is the number 2 cause of accidental death for kids 1-14, and number 1 for children with autism??
SwimRVA is a non-profit whose mission is to champion aquatics in the Richmond region. They work to elevate swimming in the Richmond region making water safety and aquatic fitness more accessible to ALL.
SwimRVA offers cost free Learn-To-Swim programs in six facilities throughout Richmond. The Learn-To-Swim program offers a seven lesson SwimRVA Swim School program to second graders throughout the region. SwimRVA provides transportation, lifeguards, swim coaches, swim caps, bathing suits, and Richmond's top aquatic professionals as instructors. This seven station curriculum provides ACCESS for every child to learn the skills to be water safe and the tools to be active, healthy, and fit for the rest of their lives.
CLICK HERE: watch a short video of the SwimRVA Learn to Swim Program
Since 2012, SwimRVA has taught over 40,000 free swim lessons to children across the Richmond region. The goal is to reach every child, every year. Together, SwimRVA and YOU can save lives and provide ACCESS so that every child is safe and has the opportunity to pursue dreams, goals and health through aquatics and multi-sport.