Who Can Donate?
PHTA is asking the assistance of everyone to help. Whether you are an individual that loves swimming, an Aquatic Professional, or a company looking to do something positive in the industry; We need YOU!
Why Donate to Learn to Swim Programs?
Unintentional drowning is the leading cause of death in children aged 1-4 years. From 2005-2014, there were an average of 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States — about ten deaths per day. An additional 332 people died each year from drowning in boating-related incidents. *If you can contribute something big or small to help create more swimmers, wouldn't you?
Learning to swim means much more than learning strokes; it is learning water survival skills, water safety, and developing comfort in the water.
Water safety is about having an educated respect for the water, including an understanding of the layers of protection needed to keep ourselves and our loved ones safer when in, on, and around water.
*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Unintentional Drowning: Get the Facts. (Accessed: December 28, 2015)
What Organizations will Benefit?
Various organizations in the U.S. that provide swim lessons to children that cannot afford to learn this life-saving skill of swimming because of their economic or cultural standing. Each year, PHTA accepts applications from new or reoccurring organizations. Based on a set criteria, a PHTA committee selects organizations that will help contribute to creating 1 million new swimmers.
Where are the Donations Made?
There are three different opportunities to donate.
- Online: Scroll down to select $20, $50, $100, $350 or designate the amount
- Call: (719) 540-9119 and pay with CC
- Mail: 4775 Granby Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80919-3131. Make checks payable to Pool & Hot Tub Foundation. Write in the notes field "Step Into Swim".
While choosing the amount to donate, keep in mind, $700 is the yearly cost to support one child's lesson.