Swim for Life Letter

  • Dear Snohomish School District 2nd Grade Student and Family,

    Did you know?

    • Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States, and second among children in the state of Washington.
    • Participation in formal swimming lessons may reduce the risk of drowning by as much as 88 percent among young children aged 1 to 4 years, who are at highest risk of drowning.
    • Regular physical activity in childhood and adolescence improves strength and endurance, helps build healthy bones and muscles, helps control weight, reduces anxiety and stress, increases self-esteem, and may improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

    Swim for Life, a nonprofit organization, was formed by local community members who have a passion for enriching the lives of young people in our community. Its mission is to make young people safer in the water. To that end, we would like you to know about their exciting partnership with Snohomish Aquatic Center.

    Since the opening of the Snohomish Aquatic Center, Swim for Life has offered every 2nd grader enrolled in the Snohomish School District a free session of group swim lessons at the Snohomish Aquatic Center during the the child's 2nd grade school year. This community program is being funded through generous donations raised through Swim for Life.

    We want to make our 2nd grade families aware that the Swim for Life board met earlier this week and agreed to extend the program through the summer for any 2nd grader who was not able to get into the program during the 2022-2023 school year. Summer lesson registration opens Tuesday, April 25. To download a flier of 2023 summer swim lesson session dates, please click here.

    The Snohomish Aquatic Center strives to provide a FUN environment in which children can play, learn, and grow, with safety being the primary focus. The progressive learn-to-swim program is designed to help swimmers of all ability levels become safe and proficient in the water, teach essential water safety skills, include opportunities for in-session advancement, and work around busy schedules. The skills learned will carry throughout the lives of many, ensuring healthy and safe habits.

    For details on how to enroll your 2nd grader in group lessons at Snohomish Aquatic Center, please see the FAQ section available at www.sno.wednet.edu/2ndgradeswim. Feel free to please contact the Snohomish Aquatic Center at 360-568-8030 with any questions or concerns.