Swimming Lessons

Atlantic City Children Provided With Swimming Lessons

A new program in Atlantic City, New Jersey hosted by the Brigantine Aquatic Center is providing the opportunity for 115 students from kindergarten to the eighth grade to attend swimming lessons at the MLK school swimming pool. The program has been referred to as “Whelan’s Whales” is inspired by the late Senator Jim Whelan. Senator

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Seventy Percent Of Children In Detroit Can’t Swim

Seventy percent of black children, and 60 percent of Hispanic children in America do not know how to swim. Seventy percent of children in Detroit do not know how to swim. Ten children die each day due to drowning.   According to the Center for Disease Control, black children are 5.5 times more likely to

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Using Swimming Lessons to Close the Racial Gap In New York

About 58 percent of Latino Children and 69 percent of black children have little to swimming ability, that’s relative to the 42 percent of their white counterparts. According to a survey conducted by the US Swimming Foundation, the gap between the number of Latino and African-American children with limited or no ability to swim compared

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