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Presidio Y Looking to Teach Adults in the Foster Care System How to Swim

San Francisco is a city bordered by water on three sides. It’s a place where the culture and character have been shaped by its seafaring history. But even in a place where the very fabric of the community has been largely influenced by the ocea...

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Masters Swimmers Find Calling in Teaching Adult Learn-to-Swim Lessons in Retirement

Retired physicians Anne Hayton and Robert Ashley spent their careers helping people. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’ve continued to make a difference in people’s lives after retiring by establishing and administering a su...

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USMS Member Michele Cobble Teaches Refugees How to Swim

In 2015 and 2016, as war raged in Syria and elsewhere across the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa, a migrant crisis unfolded at various gateways to Western Europe. Tens of thousands of displaced people were on the move, and in many cases t...

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‘It’s Just Incredible’: Masters Swimmers Help Others Learn How to Swim

The idea to provide lessons to underserved communities originated a couple years ago, when Amy Benton taught a high schooler from the West End to swim. That personal connection led her to consider the impact an Adult Learn-to-Swim program could have ...

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USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation Announces Grant Recipients for 2019

The USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation will support nearly 70 adult learn-to-swim programs in 2019 by distributing more than $132,000 in grants, furthering the foundation’s work of reducing adult-drowning risk through swimming lessons.

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'Just Get Off Your Butt and Do It'

Mark Mask spent five years on the SWAT team of the Mesa, Ariz., police department. Every year, for training, he was required to put on full uniform, including a heavy vest and helmet, and jump into 8 feet of water.

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Zionsville Aquatic Masters Helps Families Stay Safe

Just 19 percent of children from a nonswimming household will learn how to swim, according to a study by the USA Swimming Foundation and the University of Memphis, and between two and three children under the age of 14 in the U.S. drown every day, ac...

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QUAC Creates 'Really Powerful' Program

QUAC began the Lane 1 program when it started its club about 20 years ago, says Jake Adams, who runs the program and swims for the club. Adams went through USMS’s adult learn-to-swim instructor certification in 2016 and has persuaded teammates ...

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Bozeman Masters Follows Its Master Plan for ALTS Lessons

Although putting together adult learn-to-swim lessons can seem difficult for a U.S. Masters Swimming club or workout group, Bozeman Masters made it look easy. Extensive planning was key and has helped make a lasting impact. Club members taught 40 peo...

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Rob Bruendl Helps Congregation Swim Through Loss

The pastor’s congregation of about 175 people at Trinity United Methodist Church in Kearns, Utah, was reeling after the loss of Penoni Mounga at 31 in June 2016. Mounga—“Noni” to those who knew him and his ever-present smile&m...