Why Swim for Change Makes a Difference
Water has always had healing properties. From physical to mental ailments, water has a way of washing away pain, and making people stronger. Many of the women and children we're teaching have had little to no exposure to the water. They are told to stay away because it is dangerous, thus missing out on the amazing powers that swimming and water can bring. Swim for Change is serving people who need healing the most. Our trained volunteers are not only teaching them life saving skills, they are showing them safe touch through swim manipulations, how to trust a new people, and how to find confidence in themselves when they see what they can accomplish with a little bit of hard work, and someone to believe in them.
Swim for Change believes in serving communities worldwide. Drowning is the #1 cause of death in children under the age of 7. Swim lessons reduce the risk of drowning by 80%. Although we are serving Latin American communities vastly surrounded by water, the majority of our students have had little to no exposure to water. There are practically no resources to teach these children the life saving skill of swim. Many of the children are taught to avoid water all together. Swim for Change strives to equip individuals with basic life saving skills, in the hopes they are able to enjoy the beauty of the water that surrounds them.
In addition to our international missions work, Swim for Change is expanding it’s outreach to serve children in the foster care community in New Hampshire on a weekly basis. These children have endured maltreatment and abuse, and been separated from their families. They are in a constant state of unpredictability, and it is my hope to offer them a safe and consistent outlet to grow their skills, trust in themselves and their instructors, and temporarily free their minds from their circumstances.
How to Help
Swim for Change is a non profit organization. We rely on the generosity of donors like you to be able to help and serve the women and children in Guatemala. Please consider becoming a funder for this mission, and help us impact the lives of 100's of individuals who deserve to experience the healing powers of God and swim.