British Swim School announces partnership with Hope Floats Foundation

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British Swim School Nashville South has announced it has become a sustaining partner of Hope Floats Foundation.  

Together, Hope Floats Foundation and its partners are committed to fundraising and providing scholarships for high-quality swim lessons to low-income children and their families in their local communities.

The equivalent of 13 school buses full of children die each year in the United States due to drowning. Studies at the National Institute of Health show swim lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88%.

“There’s a huge need for swim lessons, and the kids that need them the most — lower socio-economic level kids — they’re not getting them,” said Cindy Tonnesen, founder of the Hope Floats Foundation. “We are saving kids, but there are more we need to reach, and we have the ability and resources to do it.”

The Hope Floats Foundation scholarship program formally launched in September 2018. With more than 170 locations across 28 states, Hope Floats and its partner swim schools provide thousands of swim lessons for children who otherwise do not have access. 

"British Swim School Nashville South is excited to pay it forward in our community and offer scholarships for swim lessons in our community,” said Bill Dumez, British Swim School Nashville South president and general manager. “We believe that the Hope Floats mission aligns with ours and allows us to expand our reach in teaching water safety and survival skills to the youth in our local community.”

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