WE RAISED $4,300 IN 2018 (OVER $10,000 TOTAL IN 3 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:
64% of African American children cannot swim
45% of Latino children cannot swim
40% of Caucasian children cannot swim
Ten people drown each day in the U.S.
About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger. For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency care fro nonfatal submersion injuries.
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.