Swimming Saves Lives - WCM

May 4, 2015 - May 14, 2015
January 12, 2015


Swimming Saves Lives is an adult learn-to-swim program for the community that is run by the members of  Walnut Creek Masters.  With the overwhelming success and intense community interest of its previous sessions in 2012, 2013 and 2014, the program will be offered once more in the spring of 2015. The first session will be in the Spring - May 4, 5, and 7 and 11, 12, and 14.
Introduction to water techniques, developed by Coach Kerry O’Brien, have been tested and proven successful.  Three, 75-minute classes include both classroom instruction and in-the-water experience.   Trained volunteers provide one-on-one support of new swimmers as they are guided through practical exercises to move through the water.
WCM won a $5,000 grant for the 2014 session, and in 2015, Swimming Saves Lives will have three sessions - one of which will take place in Rossmoor. We will start recruiting for volunteers for the May 2015 session in January. Volunteer coordinator Pam Appel can be reached at appelcrew@gmail.com.