“The donations, which mostly came from FSPA members, are a kick-start to our 2020 campaign,” said FSPA executive director Wendy Parker Barsell. “It’s just the latest example of the swimming pool industry coming together to support an amazing cause.”
Indigo Pool Patio BBQ of Venice donated $1,000 to the cause.
“Making sure every child in the state learns to swim is very important to us,” said Pat Ireland, owner of Indigo Pool Patio BBQ. “As a company, we are tremendously proud to support this cause.”
The Florida Swims Foundation funds swimming lessons throughout Florida and the dissemination of safety information and materials. In partnership with local FSPA chapters, Florida Swims provided grants totaling $27,095 in grants for swimming lessons in 2017.
FSPA’s 14 Florida chapters collaborate local organizations such as Safe Kids, Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCAs, to bring important water safety messages and swimming lessons directly to families with young children.