Goldfish Swim School - Edmond Awarded National Grant from the USA Swim Foundation
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Goldfish Swim School - Edmond Awarded National Grant from the USA Swim Foundation

Leading local swim school is one of the 67 selected partners to receive funding

April 29, 2021 // // Edmond, Okla. - Goldfish Swim School - Edmond, a leading premier learn-to-swim concept, has been awarded a National grant by the USA Swimming Foundation to go toward swim lesson programs providing children with the opportunity to learn to swim. In total, the USA Swimming Foundation awarded $507,618 to learn-to-swim programs in 27 states across the country through its 2021 grant funding.

The foundation vetted more than 240 applications through a competitive review process and chose 67 programs to receive funding. Goldfish Swim School - Edmond plans to use its grant to provide 900 high quality swim lessons for children who qualify for the Backpack Program at Sunset Elementary School in the Edmond Public Schools system, and their siblings who are under 12 years old, at no cost to families who would otherwise not be able to afford swim lessons. The grant will provide scholarships for up to 75 children.

“We are so honored to have been a recipient of this grant from the USA Swimming Foundation,” said Natasha Neumann, Owner and Manager of Goldfish Swim School - Edmond. “We look forward to continuing to fulfill Goldfish Swim School’s mission of ensuring all kids feel safe in and around the water through our connections with the Backpack Program at Sunset Elementary and provide free swim lessons to those who may not have the opportunity otherwise.”

The Backpack Program ran by Sunset Elementary is part of the Food for Kids program through the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma which serves chronically hungry children. One in four children in Oklahoma live with food insecurity and through the Backpack Program, children receive a sack full of kid-friendly, non-perishable and nutritious foods on Fridays to sustain them over the weekends and school holidays. The Regional Food Bank delivers pre-assembled food snacks to participating schools at no cost to the school or the child.

The USA Swimming Foundation joined by its network of 1,000 swim lesson providers across the country are helping to spread national awareness on the importance of learning to swim and bringing together strategic partners to end drowning. More than 7.5 million children have now been served by this initiative since 2007.

“This year, these grants will help support an estimated 13,800 children nationwide with the opportunity to learn how to swim. We’re grateful to be able to play a small part in our Edmond community to give kids the platform to build essential life skills that will help them make waves in life,” added Neumann.

The leading swim school franchise provides swim lessons and water safety instruction to infants and children ages four months to 12 years, teaching children how to be safer in and around the water. Each school offers swim lessons and programs using a proprietary philosophy, The Science of SwimPlay®, to build life skills both in and out of the water using play-based learning in a fun and safe environment. Each school’s number one focus and main priority is always the same - educating children on water safety while teaching them how to swim and respect the water.

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About Goldfish Swim School

Founded by husband and wife team Chris and Jenny McCuiston, Goldfish Swim School provides swim lessons and water safety instruction to infants and children ages four months to 12 years. Classes are offered by specially trained instructors in a safe, child-friendly and fun environment using their research-based philosophy called The Science of SwimPlay®. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, Goldfish Swim School was established in Birmingham, Michigan in 2006, and opened its first franchise location in 2009. Recently, the brand was recognized by Entrepreneur in its Franchise 500® ranking, Franchise Times’ Fast & Serious List, and Inc. Magazine’s Top 5000. Goldfish Swim School is currently in the process of expanding franchise opportunities throughout North America, with more than 110 schools open, and an additional 130+ in development in more than 30 states and Canada.

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