PREVENTING CHILDHOOD DROWNING
How we are preventing childhood drowning?
By Teaching The Children In Our Community’s How To Swim
Yeah! WE REACHED OUR FIRST GOAL!
Our next goal is to teach over 4,500 kids about water safety awareness and learning to swim.
We Are Now Helping Veterans Learn To Use Water Aquatics For Mental & Physical Therapy
Our inaugural Veteran’s aquatic therapy class was a success for working and learning proper swimming techniques.
Annual Charity Open Water Swim
Open Water Swim Countdown Lake Jocassee
PREVENTING CHILDHOOD DROWNING
Bringing Our Upstate Community Together To Save Children’s Lives
UPSTATE SPLASH VISION
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.
OUR SAFETY PARTNERS
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.
SWIM FACILITY PARTNERS
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.
SPONSORS & VOLUNTEERS
Without the generous support of our sponsors and volunteers, the Upstate Splash would never achieved helping over 3,000+ kids learn to swim. Thank you!
With the generosity of our community
the Upstate Splash Charity has accomplished the following:
# of kids taught to swim
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.
Natural Water Safety
It is important to wear a properly fitted, U.S. Coast Guard approved PFD (e.g. life jacket) at all times when recreating in open natural water, even when boating.
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.
Be A Sponsor! The Upstate Splash is a 501c3 nonprofit recognized by the IRS. All donations are tax deductible. The Upstate Splash success is enhanced by every sponsor that supports our organization and events. There are many sponsorship levels to choose from or a custom program can be created to match your branding objectives. Click on link below for current sponsorship prospectus and information. Want to be a sponsor? Click Here!
- 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!