Join Rising Tide Effect in saving and changing the lives of youth from our most underserved communities. We seek to uplift people experiencing socioeconomic hardship by providing frameworks for not only education and safety, but also personal development, through swimming.
Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of unintentional injury death for children ages 1 to 14 years, and the fifth leading cause for people of all ages, according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention. 70% of black children, 60% of brown children and 40% of white children cannot swim. America's past discrimination, segregation and inequitable access to swimming pools, swim lessons, and swimming teams has created staggering drowning rates across socioeconomic lines.
RTE provides free swimming education to people in the most underserved communities. Utilizing public pools and public school pools, children in every neighborhood will have the opportunity to learn to swim to save their own life and grow and thrive in the water. Students who are old enough to pursue a career in aquatics will be sponsored to be certified in all necessary courses. People local in the community are the teachers and lifeguards, some even learning to swim in this very program.
This program will provide frameworks for not only education and safety, but also personal development through swimming. Inequitable access is chipped away at until swimming and water safety is a part of everyone's lives.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).