Make a Splash is the national
child-focused water safety initiative of the USA
Swimming Foundation, which aims to provide the
opportunity for every child in America
to learn to swim.
Make a Splash partners with learn-to-swim providers and
water safety advocates across the country to provide
swimming lessons and educate children and their families
on the importance of learning how to swim. The USA
Swimming Foundation has invested millions of dollars to
provide grants to qualified Local Partner learn-to-swim
programs, to spread national awareness, and to bring
together strategic partners to end drowning.
To date, nearly 2 million children have received
the lifesaving gift of swim lessons through our Make a
Splash Local Partner network, comprised of more than 600
qualified lesson providers across the nation. To learn
Must be 15
years old on or before the final scheduled session of
this course. Swim
yards continuously demonstrating
breath control and rhythmic breathing.
may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a
combination of both but swimming on the back or
side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used. Tread water
for 2 minutes using only
Candidates should place their hands under
the armpits. Complete a
timed event within 1 minute,
Starting in the water,
swim 20 yards.
may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are
or head-first, to a depth
of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
to the surface and swim 20 yards on the
back to return to the starting point with
both hands holding the object and keeping the
face at or near the surface so they are able to
get a breath. Candidates should not swim the
distance under water. Exit the water
using a ladder or steps.
For additional information contact
Shelbyville Recreation Center