Bridget Washington McKinney, PSWAP president conducts an annual Child Safety Learn to Swim Program at Opa-locka’s Sherbondy Park pool for underserved youth. The 45-minute sessions are five days a week over a two-week period. In the program the students learn how to enter and exit the water safely.
“We specialize in providinf water safety instruction for children between 1 to 14 years of ages. Our Child Safety Learn to Swim Program provides a safe and enriched aquatic education program to underserved youth. The 45- minute sessions are five days a week over a two-week period. They learn how to enter and exit the water safely. Over time they learn proper arm and leg movements, strokes and breath control. They also learn how to properly use a life jacket. Each student in the program receives a life jacket that they can keep.” -Bridget M.