Klamath Falls, Oregon – The City of Klamath Falls, in collaboration with Sky Lakes Medical Center, is bringing back the successful Everyone Swims program this spring, focusing on providing 3rd-grade students with essential swimming skills and life-saving knowledge.
During the months of April and May, over 800 third graders throughout Klamath County, Dorris, and Tulelake will receive free, life-saving swim lessons through the program at Ella Redkey Pool. This initiative is not only about teaching kids how to swim but also about building their confidence in the water and ensuring they have fun in the process.
At the heart of the Everyone Swims program’s success is the dedicated involvement of community members who volunteer their time as Swim Lesson Instructor Aides at the Ella Redkey Pool. The program is currently seeking individuals who are eager to make a difference in children’s lives by contributing to their aquatic education. No prior experience in swim instruction is required to become a volunteer, making this an accessible opportunity for anyone looking to give back to the community.
Prospective volunteers will undergo intensive swim instruction training before the commencement of the swim lessons, ensuring they are well-prepared to assist. During the program, volunteers will work alongside Certified Lifeguard/Swim Lesson Instructors, who will provide guidance and support throughout the teaching process.
The Everyone Swims program runs from April 15 to May 23, with swim lessons scheduled four days a week, Monday through Thursday. Volunteers can choose between morning sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and/or afternoon sessions from 12:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
To ensure the safety of all participants, all volunteers are required to undergo and pass a background check conducted by the City of Klamath Falls. This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to a vital community program, help children learn an essential life skill, and enjoy the rewarding experience of making a positive impact.
Those interested in volunteering for the Everyone Swims program are encouraged to step forward and join this community effort to teach swimming and promote water safety among the youth of Klamath Falls.