REASON #3: The Youth Drowning Rate is 3X Higher in Minority Communities

That’s Why Every Horizons Student Learns to Swim


Most Horizons students come to the program as non-swimmers who are afraid of the water. We’ve found that when teachers join them in the pool, students learn trust and build self-esteem – and these qualities carry over into the classroom.

Learning to swim:

  • Transforms a feared challenge into a favorite activity
  • Encourages attention to detail and commitment to a goal
  • Teaches resilience and strategies to overcome fears and obstacles
  • Inspires a healthy lifestyle
  • Introduces a competitive sport
  • Teaches skills for summer employment
  • Is FUN – it’s the overwhelming favorite among Horizons students

THANK YOU for supporting Horizons!