LIPSA’s KidSwim Program Under Full Swing!
Thousands of kids already trained
Since 2009, LIPSA’s KIDSWIM Initiative has educated thousands of kindergarten children and their parents in the rules of water safety. Their 20-30 minute program consists of a “Gus and Goldie” puppet show, originally created by the city of El Paso, Texas and a Power Point presentation of “Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim” developed by Stewart Leonard III Children’s Charities. Each child trained is sent home with a “Stewie the Duck” book/cd and a “Gus and Goldie” coloring book and safety brochure for their parents.
Research has shown that encouraging the ability to swim is the most effective way to prevent drowning and thus preserve our most valuable resources – our children. Our own Kyle Chaikin chairs this program, and if you would like more information about it, please don’t hesitate to contact him.
For more information about KidSwim Long Island, contact Kyle Chaikin, Long Island Pool & Spa Association, Inc., 631 293-9064.
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