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Race Adddress:  300 Riverside Dr, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101, United States

THANK yOU!

WE RAISED $2,800 IN 2017 ($6,600 TOTAL IN 2 YEARS) TO SUPPORT SWIMMING SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SWIM INSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT​​

who are we?

THE EVENT IS SPONSORED BY JEFFERSON CITY OUTDOORS, JEFFERSON CITY PARKS AND RECREATION AND THE JEFFERSON CITY AREA YMCA.


​2018  Goal:  Support swimming and healthy living in the Jefferson City community by raising $4,000 to address the following:

  • Statistics show that participation in formal swimming lessons reduces the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88%.

  • Every time we teach a child to swim, we are changing a life.

  • On average a child can be taught to swim for as little as $75.

  • A recent study by USA Swimming Foundation and the University of Memphis found that:

  • 70% of African American children cannot swim

  • 60% of Latino children cannot swim

  • 40% of Caucasian children cannot swim

  • Ten people drown each day in the U.S.

  • Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of childhood accidental death for children under the age of 14.

Event Proceeds Will Benefit: 

JC Area YMCA Pat Gladbach Swimming Scholarship Fund

The Jefferson City Area YMCA Aquatics department offers a swim scholarship for individuals who wish to participate in our swim lesson program. Scholarship applications are reviewed on a needs basis as long as funding is available. 

JC Barracuda Swim Team

The JCAY Barracuda Swim Team is a year-round swim program. We offer a guided and progressive competitive age-group youth program for children ages 5 and up.  Swimming provides physical, emotional and intellectual skills that will last a lifetime. 

Brenda Chick Scholarship Fund

Each scholarship allocation will be awarded to individuals and families who are committed to making a lifestyle change specifically, within the area of Health & Wellness. Funding will be used toward the cost of a personal trainer. 

JC Parks and Recreation Swimming Scholarship

This fund offsets costs for swimming instruction for low income students to participate in the Parks’ swim lesson program.