RICHARD POUND, Honorary ChairmanNo parent enrolls children in swimming lessons thinking they will end up as Olympic swimmers. We all do it for mostly the same reasons. We want our kids to be safe and enjoy all the fun that is possible around water. That’s what the CANSwim movement is all about.
Imagine when we achieve our goal of teaching all Canadian kids to swim! Not only will we reduce the tragic, preventable drownings that occur each year, we’ll dramatically increase the health and fitness level of our youth and be instrumental in fighting the obesity issue that our society is facing.
The CANSwim movement will succeed partly upon the strength of your individual and corporate donations. 100% of every dollar will go towards our goal of teaching every child in Canada how to swim and the Swimming Canada mission of Swimming to Win: Winning for Life.
Indirectly of course, the CANSwim movement will also be increasing the size of the talent pool for the Olympic Swim team. So you never know… if your child loves swimming, you could be surprised at what they can achieve!
Sincerely, Richard Pound