Imagine Swimming introduced its Outreach Program in August 2015. Our aim is to instill and foster a love for the aquatic world in children across developing communities in New York City, by providing premier instruction to those who are not typically able to obtain pool time.
With the help of Imagine Ambassador and Olympic Champion, Anthony Ervin, our Outreach Program has already reached scores of children. Thus far, we have held numerous learn-to-swim and competitive clinics on the Lower East Side and in the South Bronx.
On May 6th, 2017 we held a swim-a-thon with the aim of raising funds to provide swimming lessons for children in need. With the Manhattan Makos' determination and your generosity, we were able to raise over $8,000 to continue providing quality instruction to even more children. The event was a huge success where 60 Makos swam for a total of 2 hours and 5 minutes, swimming a total of 5,494 laps! That is equal to 137,350 yards!
As we continue to grow Imagine's Outreach initiative, it is our hope to finalize our registration for a 501c3 (nonprofit) by the year's end.
When considering a charitable outlet, we ask that you do keep us in mind. Donating to Imagine Swimming's Outreach Program ensures that our scholarship children continue their lifelong quest for aquatic love and understanding. Safe, fun, for life.
To donate, please click here.
Check out our videos below of the program in action!