What We Do + Why


What We Do

  • Each summer, we offer 6 weeks, 2x per week, of FREE small group lessons to over 100 children who attend the Canal Childcare Center and Pickleweed Community Center Kids Club in San Rafael, CA.
  •  The children range from 3-8 years old and are from low-income, mostly Latino, underserved working families.  The Canal Childcare Center is operated by the Community Action Marin Child Development Agency.  Kids Club is supported by the Catholic Charities of San Francisco.


  • Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under 14.
  • As high as 70% of African-American, 60% of Hispanic/Latino, and 42% of Caucasian children have little to no swimming ability.
  • 10 people drown each day in the United States.
  • Formal swim lessons reduce the likelihood of drowning by 88%.