U.S. Masters Swimming established the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation as its charitable arm. The purpose of SSLF is to advocate and raise awareness, and to serve as a resource for programs providing adult learn-to-swim lessons.
There are more than 18 million swimming pools and hot tubs in the USA. Yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control, 37% of American adults cannot swim the length of a pool. Every day, about 10 people die from drowning. The majority of unintentional drowning victims are adults. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States.
Update Apr 8, 2015
ProSwimWorkouts renewed their commitment to providing opportunities for adults to swim with a $100 donation towards the adult learn-to-swim swim lessons through the USMS SSLF.
May 8, 2014
ProSwimWorkouts was able to make a $100 donation towards their goal and provide 4 adult learn-to-swim swim lessons. Thanks to all of our premium members who make this possible!