I have heard that young children under 5 are at high risk of drowning. Will you be addressing this issue?
YES. The BH-JSL's "train the trainers" program will fund the training of new Water Safety Instructors and Water Safety Instructor Trainers (or their equivalents). By dramatically expanding the availability of instructors with these advanced certifications, the BH-JSL will be providing the community with a valuable new resource for teaching young people, including those 5 years of age or younger, how to swim safely. It is expected that these additional instructors will partner with numerous clubs and organizations to develop new and expanded programs to teach swimming. Over time and with expansion of our donor base, we plan to directly fund programs that teach younger children to swim as well.