Did you know that drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for minority children and toddlers? But there is something we can do about it. Drowning is preventable. Growing up as a competitive swimmer, 13 years of lifeguarding, living by the water, and a love for children, I want to do what I can to prevent drowning.
Annually, I participate in a local fundraising event called the Swim 24Challenge. This year, I have organized a team, Bay Club, of swimmers who together will swim non-stop for 24 hours in a competition with other teams to raise money to support drowning prevention. Each swimmer must raise a minimum of $100, our team goal is $5000. The average cost to teach a child to swim is $100, so our team will raise enough money that could save 50 lives. Funds raised at the Swim 24Challenge will go toward drowning prevention and aquatic safety activities through the Drowning Prevention Foundation of San Diego. You can donate online at my personal fundraising page.
Visit http://www.swim24.org to learn more about this cause. If you would like to attend the event, my team, Bay Club, will be competing at The Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito in Solana Beach from noon Saturday, August 11th to noon Sunday, August 12th. Please call or email me with questions.
Thanks and wish me luck!