Pool Scouts and Hope Floats
Pool Scouts has formed a corporate partnership with the Hope Floats Foundation, an organization whose mission is to protect every life from drowning through education and water safety awareness.
The Hope Floats Foundation is a nonprofit founded in 2016 committed to impacting the statistics on worldwide drowning. They do this by raising money to provide scholarships to families who might not otherwise have access to swim lessons.
We take great honor in this partnership and believe the mission of Hope Floats help saves lives. With swimming pools being a large contributor to annual drownings, spreading awareness about the importance of learning to swim is a priority for Pool Scouts. We always want to provide a safe environment for you and your family.
Did You Know?
- Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children under 5 and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14 (CDC).
- 75% of children under 15 who drown are in swimming pools at private residences.
- The risk of drowning is reduced by 88% for children who participate in formal swim lessons (NIH).
While these numbers are startling, programs like Hope Floats make it easier for children who might not otherwise have access to swim lessons to learn how to swim.
Throughout May, which is Water Safety Month, participating Pool Scouts locations will be donating $1.00 from each service to the Hope Floats Foundation to provide scholarships to children for swim lessons in our community. Click here to find a participating location near you to make a difference!