posted on May 22, 2019
Contact: Melissa Taylor
SMALL FISH BIG FISH SWIM SCHOOL PARTNERS WITH HOPE FLOATS FOUNDATION TO PROVIDE LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SWIM LESSONS
West Palm Beach, Florida
November 16, 2018
Small Fish Big Fish Swim School is pleased to announce it has become a Founding Member with Hope Floats Foundation. Together, Hope Floats Foundation and partner swim schools are committed to fundraising and providing scholarships for high-quality swim lessons for low-income children and their families in their 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.”
“We are so proud to be a Founding Member of Hope Floats Foundation because we know living in South Florida, being surrounded by water, every child needs to learn how to swim. We partnered with Hope Floats for those families that may need additional assistance so that they can learn survival skills and develop a lifelong passion for swimming.” – Melissa Taylor (Founding Fish/Owner – Small Fish Big Fish Swim School)
Hope Floats Foundation began to pilot the scholarship program in September 2017. With 26 partnerships currently secured in 13 states, Hope Floats hopes to serve thousands of children who would not otherwise have access to the life-saving gift of swim lessons. For more information, or to donate, please see www.hopefloats.foundation.
About: Our mission at Small Fish Big Fish Swim School is to teach self confidence, discipline, and well being through the lifelong sport of swimming. Our motto is ““small fish become BIG fish by swimming in schools”.
About Hope Floats Foundation – Hope Floats Foundation is a nonprofit founded in 2016 committed to impacting the statistic 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.