Aqua-Tots Swim Schools Partner Companies & Programs
At Aqua-Tots Swim Schools, we talk a lot about swim lessons, so it comes as no surprise that we want all children to learn how to swim. And when we have the opportunity to join forces with other leaders in the water safety industry, we know we’re in good company.
The Experts on Pools and Pool Safety
Aqua-Tots Swim Schools had the unique opportunity and pleasure to work alongside Leslie’s Pool Supplies, Swimways and the Make a Splash program, a national child-focused water safety campaign created by the USA Swimming Foundation, to provide child-focused water safety education as well as the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim.
The reality is that participation in formal swim lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent, and this serves as a driving force behind our passion to keep children safe in and around the water.
A Day to Celebrate Learning to Swim
To kick off the initiative, the partners joined up at Aqua-Tots Swim Schools with the Paw Patrol pups and two-time Olympic medalist, Jessica Hardy, on International Learn to Swim Day 2019. The purpose of this day was to raise awareness about the importance of learning to swim.
“I was introduced to water when I fell in the pool at three years old during a birthday party,” recalls Jessica. “I didn’t know how to swim, and someone had to rescue me. My mom put me in swim lessons immediately after that, because drowning can happen in under 30 seconds, and it’s silent. Now my life’s goal as the mom of a one-year-old who swims is to get as many kids in the water as we can every day.”
Make a Splash has a current goal to reach one million children annually through their Local Partner swim lesson provider network—like Aqua-Tots! To enroll a child in swim lessons and empower them with the live-saving skill of learning to swim, stop by your local Aqua-Tots Swim Schools location.
Learn more about our partners around the pool:
- Leslie’s Pool Supplies: Founded in 1963, Leslie’s Poolmart, Inc. is the world’s largest specialty retailer of swimming pool supplies and related products for both residential and commercial customers. Leslie’s currently markets its products through over 900 store locations in 35 states. To learn more, visit: lesliespool.com.
- The USA Swimming Foundation: Serves as the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming. Established in 2004, the Foundation works to strengthen the sport by saving lives and building champions—in the pool and in life. Whether we’re equipping our children with the life-saving skill of learn-to-swim through our Make a Splash initiative, or providing financial support to our heroes on the U.S. National Team, the USA Swimming Foundation aims to provide the wonderful experience of swimming to kids at all levels across the country. To learn more, visit usaswimmingfoundation.org.
- Swimways Corporation: A wholly-owned subsidiary of Spin Master, is a leisure and recreational water products manufacturer striving to make free time more fun through innovation. Swimways is rich in traditional values and is respected for the quality and integrity of its products and service. The company’s diverse staff is passionate about developing fun and engaging products for kids. Swimways is equally passionate about making sure kids are safe in and around the water and believes learning to swim is an important life skill. For more information about Swimways, visit swimways.com.