PREVENTING CHILDHOOD DROWNING
Bringing Our Upstate Community Together To Save Children’s Lives
Hosting fun charity events to make a measurable difference in childhood drowning by raising funds to provide swim lesson scholarships for at-risk youth in our surrounding Upstate communities.
The Upstate Splash is proud to be partnering with organizations to help in the layers of prevention towards childhood drowning through education and raising water safety awareness.
Our swimming pool facility partners allow us to complete our mission by facilitating youth swim lessons and water safety awareness programs to prevent childhood drowning in our community.
WATER SAFETY AWARENESS
Keeping Kids Safe
Protect Children Around Water – All the Time! No matter where you live, or the time of year, it’s important to always watch children around water.
Learn To Swim
Give your child the chance to learn to swim. The most important reason is that swimming is the only sport which can save your child’s life.
Swimming Pool Safety
Teach children to float or swim as soon as possible. Always provide competent adult supervision when the pool is in use. No one should ever swim alone.
Adult Water Watcher Card
When children are swimming and there are several adults present, make sure kids are actively supervised at all times by choosing a Water Watcher. A Water Watcher is a responsible adult who agrees to watch the kids in the water without distractions and wear a Water Watcher card. After a certain amount of time (such as 15-minutes), the Water Watcher card is passed to another adult, who is responsible for the active supervision.
A child can drown in less time than it takes to set a world record.
“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and changing a child’s life.”
Steven Scott • Executive Director
How Can You Help Us
Pool space, insurance, transportation, coaches and other misc. costs are always needed.
Here are a few ways to help:
offer a donation, put on a fundraiser, be a sponsor or volunteer at one of our events.
- Auctions and Raffles Items
- Setting up
Open Water Swim Volunteers: Sponsorship Coordinators (Corporate, individual and food sponsorship)
- Hospitality (food and beverages)
- Kayakers/Paddle Boarders
HELP CHANGE A CHILD’S LIFE
Your involvement today may save a child’s life tomorrow!