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SSLF Grant Recipient Megan Cameron Swim Coaching Expands Client Offerings with ALTS Lessons

For the past year and a half, Megan Cameron has been teaching adults to swim, in addition to offering private lessons, clinics, and triathlon coaching and hosting a Masters program at the program she founded, Megan Cameron Swim Coaching, in Joplin, M...

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SSLF Grant Recipient Rhythm and Stroke Aims to Help Minorities Learn to Swim

Andre Morton has always been a strong swimmer. He learned to swim when he was about 8 years old in a YMCA program and competed on an AAU team when he was growing up. He soon learned he had a knack for teaching others to swim too. “I’d hel...

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SSLF Grant Recipient Gulf Coast Multi-Sport Helps Louisianans Learn to Swim

Like many adult learn-to-swim instructors, Mia Erickson Stevens has been an avid swimmer most of her life. She says she learned to swim before she could walk and swam all through grade school, high school, and at Radford University in Virginia. She p...

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USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation Announces 2020 Grant Recipients

Nearly 70 adult learn-to-swim lessons providers nationwide will receive funding and education support from the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation in 2020.

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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.