KISO SWIM SCHOOL PARTNERS WITH HOPE FLOATS FOUNDATION TO PROVIDE LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SWIM LESSONS
Coconut Creek, FLORIDA, March 11, 2020
KISO Swim School is pleased to announce it has become a Swim School Provider and Sustaining Partner of Hope Floats Foundation. Together, Hope Floats Foundation and its partners are committed to fundraising and providing scholarships for high-quality swim lessons for low-income children and their families in their local communities.
The equivalent of thirteen school buses full of children die each year in the United States due to drowning. Studies at the National Institute of Health show that swim lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88%.
“There’s a huge need for swim lessons, and the kids that need them the most – lower socio-economic level kids – they’re not getting them,” said Cindy Tonnesen, founder of the Hope Floats Foundation. She continued, “We are saving kids, but there are more we need to reach, and we have the ability and resources to do it.”
"KISO Swim School is excited to pay it forward in our community. As we continue to advocate water safety education and play a legislative role in our state, this is just another exciting step to support and offer scholarships for swim lessons in our community." exclaimed Founder & CEO of KISO Swim School, Kristin Barton.
The Hope Floats Foundation scholarship program formally launched in September 2018. With over 170 locations across 29 states, Hope Floats and its partner swim schools provide thousands of swim lessons for children who otherwise do not have access. For more information, or to donate, please visit www.hopefloats.foundation.
About Hope Floats Foundation – Hope Floats Foundation is a nonprofit founded in 2016 committed to impacting the statistics on worldwide drowning. The Hope Floats model is a simple, sustainable way for swim schools to provide scholarships for high-quality swim lessons in their community. To learn more about the Hope Floats Foundation and see a listing of swim school partners, please visit www.hopefloats.foundation.