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Harlem Program Teaches Swimming At School

NEW YORK - Swim Swim Swim I SAY is the only female, minority owned swimming company in the Harlem/Upper Manhattan area, and for the second year in a row, they have been awarded a contract to teach swimming to the student body of PS-125, Ralph Bouche School.

Agnes Davis, President/CEO and also an instructor of Swim Swim Swim I SAY, says, "We are pleased and highly honored to be chosen again to work in the Public School Community. Being the only elementary and West Harlem School with a swimming pool on the premise, Public School 125 - Ralph Bounche, makes providing swimming instruction to their students as an additional part of their regular gym curriculum. The Principal, Rafaela Espinal, sees the importance for water safety and has felt her students did well last year and welcomed us back again."

Swim Swim Swim I SAY is excited to teach swimming and water safety for over twenty weeks to the new pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and returning students.

Davis continues, "We will make a significant impact directly on the highly published minority drowning rates noted by the Make a Splash Foundation. The fear of water students we start to work with can truly be turned into loving the water students by the end of our contract. And for those students who already have a foundation of swimming, new strokes and perfecting their existing strokes will make them better swimmers and not a person we fear to drown."

The Make a Splash Foundation, an arm of the USA Swimming Foundation, is dedicated to decreasing the drowning rates of children and specifically minorities. Monies, to provide low cost or scholarships for free swimming instruction in many urban and high minority areas, are provided through local partners such as Swim Swim Swim I Say.

The company is unique due to its African-American ownership, its expertise in Stroke Correction Clinic Classes, Fear of Water to Loving the Water clients in addition to the employee base that reflects the clients that have not been catered to prior to their development. Swim Swim Swim I SAY welcomes all who want to learn how to swim and have a desire to learn water safety.



STORY TAGS: BLACK NEWS, AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS NEWS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICAN NEWS



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