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Aqua-Tots Swim School Donates $25,000 To Phoenix Children’s To Advance Hope And Healing For Children And Families

Phoenix-based international swim school franchise reinforces commitment to saving children’s lives at the kickoff of summer

Phoenix, Arizona, June 04, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — For the second year in a row, Aqua-Tots Swim School is partnering with Phoenix Children’s to save lives by supporting healthcare and water safety education. The international swim school’s $25,000 donation will go directly to the Water Safety division of the Injury Prevention program at Phoenix Children’s, continuing the commitment to the health and safety of our communities’ kids. 

Aqua-Tots Swim School, headquartered in Mesa, Arizona, is recognized for teaching children worldwide to swim safely and confidently. The partnership with Phoenix Children’s allows Aqua-Tots to extend its reach, benefiting a broader community and enhancing the impact of its efforts to prevent childhood drowning. 
“Phoenix Children’s does honorable and heroic work, and we’re proud to be partnering with them for a second year,” said Ron Sciarro, Co-Founder of Aqua-Tots Swim School. “Every day, they impact lives here at home and all over the world, and if we are able to do a small part to save even one life, it’s worth it.” 
Drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages one to four, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Phoenix Children’s reports that for each child who dies from drowning, five others require emergency treatment for nonfatal, water-related injuries, which can result in long-term disabilities and severe brain damage.  

This donation will help further Phoenix Children’s mission to provide outstanding, comprehensive care to patients across all communities, ages and specialty conditions through cutting-edge research and medical education programs. 

“We’re thankful for Aqua-Tots Swim School’s generous support again this year,” said Tim Harrison, Vice President of Corporate Development and Special Events at Phoenix Children’s. “Their donation helps us provide exceptional care to our young patients and supports our ongoing commitment to protect the health and safety of children in our community.” 

Additionally, Aqua-Tots is extending a 20% discount on swim lessons to Phoenix Children’s employees across the valley. This initiative demonstrates the company’s dedication to fostering water safety in Arizona. 
“Aqua-Tots has a long history of supporting first responder families and their selfless work deserves to be recognized,” noted Heather Preston, Co-Founder and Chief Experience and Philanthropy Officer at Aqua-Tots Swim School. “Our franchisees throughout the valley are grateful for their dedication and are eager to support their efforts in keeping more children safe.” 
Together, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Aqua-Tots Swim School are committed to increasing water safety education in The Grand Canyon State. Their shared goal is to create a safer environment for children and families, ensuring every child has the chance to develop necessary swimming skills.