Make a Splash is a national water-safety initiative. Under the USA Swimming Foundation and executive director Debbie Hesse, the Make a Splash movement has reached nearly one million children. Through their Make a Splash Local Partners, swim lesson providers have given free or reduced cost swimming lessons to children across the country.
Friday night, at the ConocoPhillips National Championships in Palo Alto, is MAKE A SPLASH NIGHT. If you attend, you will be given a blue t-shirt to wear in the stands. During the NBC Telecast, the sea of blue shirts will be noted and the Make a Splash initiative will be explained to the television audience.
DROWNING is the second leading cause of death for children under the age of fourteen. African American children are three-times as likely to drown as caucasians
SWIMMING LESSONS can be expensive for economically challenged families, especially during these tough times.
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