To help reduce the number of drownings in our community, VAMOS Youth is thrilled to announce that VoLo Foundation has awarded us a grant to finance our Swim-To-Survive project, which we have been working on for months.
The program consists of three self-rescue skills that are essential to staying safe around water. Adapted to the ocean, the Swim-To-Survive skills could save lives, if immersion in water is sudden and unexpected or when caught in waves.
In collaboration with CEPIA, we’ve selected 268 kids between the ages of 5 and 13 years old who live in the surrounding coastal communities. We targeted students who don’t have access to pools or swim lessons because we believe that every child deserves the chance to learn basic swim survival skills, especially before the Christmas holidays when most drownings occur.
You are invited to join this unique initiative as a volunteer and help us make this project successful! Water experience is not required. The project will take place over four consecutive weeks, from November 28th to December 23rd. It will take place on the beach in front of Capitan Suizo, Tamarindo, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 11:00 am. SIGN UP HERE to join us!