FSPA recently launched the
Florida Swims Foundation Facebook page.
The Foundation, formerly Swimming Pool Education and Safety Foundation, funds
swimming lessons throughout Florida and the dissemination of safety information
In 2017 in partnership with local
FSPA chapters, $27,095 in grants were provided for swimming lessons. FSPA’s 16
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.
“We need to get the word out to
as many parents as possible that swimming lessons for children can absolutely
save lives,” said Wendy Parker Barsell.
“Especially in Florida, where there are pools and bodies of water
everywhere we turn.”
The Facebook page will share
swim-related content to promote the benefits and lifesaving capability that
swim lessons can have on our youth. The
goal of the page is to push parents to find swim lessons in their communities
for their children, so they can be safe and prepared if their little one ever
finds themselves near a body of water alone.
FSPA encourages all of its
members to follow and support the Florida Swims Foundation Facebook page, which
can be found by visiting
here. This will be a great source of content for pool companies to share to
their own social media accounts.
The foundation plans to launch an
Instagram page and website in the very near future.