New Places, New Programs for Kids in Manhattan - February 2010
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Swim Lessons for Life
Last year, Agnes Davis heard a startling statistic: The second leading cause of death in children is drowning. Determined to make a difference, Davis, a swim instructor and former competitive swimmer, opened swim swim swim i say last August. It is now the only swimming instruction program based in the Upper Manhattan/Harlem area.
The company offers private and group swim lessons for tots, children, and adults, ranging from the basics to competitive instruction. By teaching both children and adults, the program combats child drowning rates from both sides, Davis says. "If you're an adult and do not swim, there's a 65 percent chance you'll have a child who doesn't know how to swim," she says.
The program is "multifunctional," Davis says, because it is designed for people in all different stages of life, including, for example, those who have a distrust of water, athletes using swimming for rehab purposes, and those with special needs.
Swim swim swim i say continues to expand its services, and will offer summer programs for all ages and skill levels this year.
Lessons are taught at the Marshak Pool on the City College campus (138th Street and Convent Avenue). For more information, call 917-902-3184 or visit www.swimswimswimisay.com.