Learn to Swim Program
The Holiday Inn (1901 Emmet Street, Charlottesville) donated the use of their pool for swim lessons twice a week. Session One ran from February 27- April 16 and Session Two ran from April 23- June 18. Over the course of this program, 40 children were given FREE lessons regardless of socioeconomic status or ability to pay. BH-JSL provided a certified WSI and numerous volunteer WSIs and swim aides, with this program serving as the main training session for swim aides. A $15 deposit was required to enroll in the classes, and was refunded back to participants following completion of the class (as an incentive to ensure participation in all lessons). The YMCA managed registration for this program.