Did you know that May is Water Safety Month? Water safety is a cause that is very near and dear to our hearts here at Pool Scouts. Not only are we focused on cleaning and maintaining pools, but we always want to provide a safe environment for you and your family. That’s why it’s so essential to spread awareness about the importance of learning how to swim! National Water Safety Month was originally created by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals to raise awareness about water safety and to help everyone have safe, fun experiences in and around the water.
According to the CDC, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children ages four and under. Last year, in hopes of reducing the number of drowning deaths and eliminating this statistic, Pool Scouts franchisees partnered with Hope Floats Foundation to raise money to put towards swim lessons for underprivileged children who might not otherwise have had the opportunity to learn to swim. This year, Pool Scouts is partnering once again with Hope Floats in a fundraising campaign. For every pool service completed in the month of May, Pool Scouts will donate $1 to go towards Hope Floats to provide scholarships to children for swim lessons in our community. We take honor in partnering with Hope Floats and believe their mission can help save lives in our community.
If you’d like to get involved in helping children within your local community receive swim lessons so that they can stay safe in and around water, visit our donation page to learn more and make a difference!
2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
3. American Red Cross
4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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