Swimming Saves Lives - WCM

September 14, 2015 - September 24, 2015
August 18, 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, 2014 and earlier this Spring in May, the program will be offered once more in the fall of 2015. The session includes:
  • First Week: Monday, September 14,  Tuesday, September 15 and Thursday, September 17 at Clarke from 6:45 p.m. to 8 PM.
  • Sunday, 9/20 at Larkey Park for Deep Water Instruction with Coach Lisa (Pool Time to Be Determined)
  • Second week, - Monday, Sept. 21, Tuesday Sept. 22 and Wednesday September 23. We have to hold the final night on a Wednesday because of set-up for the Harvest Festival taking place Thursday.
Introduction to water techniques, developed by Coach Kerry O’Brien, have been tested and proven successful.  Seven, 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.

Train-the-Trainer & Social will be held Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 PM at Clarke.
WCM won a $5,000 grant for the 2014 session and is helping other aquatic organizations replicate the program. Student referrals should go to Team Member Margie Dean at MDean@chevron.com. Volunteer questions should go to Pam Appel - appelcrew@gmail.com.