“Sharks swim smart,” chanted the first group of Mt. Zion first graders, the Sharks, as they hurried up to Lake House outside pool for the second of their ten “WaterWise” classes. How do we Sharks swim smart? “Wear a life jacket;” “Don’t swim without an adult;” “Don’t swim by yourself.”
For the next two weeks, fifty children from Mt. Zion and Edith Frierson Elementary schools will be taught water safety and basic swim techniques by a group of Seabrook and Kiawah volunteers. Though free to the kids, it costs over $110 per child to transport, equip and pay our lifeguards, and insure the kids. Donations are desperately needed to finance our September program and ensure that we can keep up this amazing and potentially life-saving program. Please send your donations to our 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization, “Waterproof Inc.,” c/o Derek Fyfe, at 1014 Embassy Row Way, Seabrook Island, SC 29455.
-Submitted by Derek Fyfe