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Akron Swims 2018

The Akron Area YMCA, in cooperation with Akron Community Foundation, Akron Children�s Hospital, Akron Public Schools, and Akron Recreation Bureau is committed to providing YMCA�s �Safety Around Water� program to all Akron Public School students through the 4th grade.

But, funding the program will be a stretch.

Will you help? Your donation of

  • $100 WILL help ONE child fully participate in the program.

  • $50 WILL help purchase the appropriate swim goggles, towel and bathing suit for ONE child to participate.

  • $25 WILL help purchase a bathing suit for ONE child in the program.

  • Larger donations mean more children SERVED � and SAVED. Please consider a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation of $1000, $500 or $250.

Need more numbers?

  • Drowning is the second-leading cause of deaths for kids age 5-14.

  • African American children are 3 times more likely to drown than their white peers.

  • 70 percent of African American and 60 percent of Hispanic children cannot swim, compared to just 40 percent of Caucasian children.

  • 88 percent of kids who drown do so under adult supervision.

  • 60 percent of kids who drown are within 10 feet of safety.


Your donation could be life-saving.

YMCAs across the country are taking part in the YMCA Safety Around Water Program, available to all kids and families. To find out more about this nationally-accreddited program, please visit: http://www.ymca.net/watersafety/

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The Akron Area YMCA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The Akron Area YMCA is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, Tax ID #34-0714727, and contributions are tax deductible.