The Marlins Swimming Saves Lives Relay fundraiser will support free swim lessons and fund team expenses at 6 p.m. on April 26 at Spencerport High School, 2707 Spencerport Road.
Marlins Swimming Inc. recently became a Make a Splash Foundation partner. About 10 people drown each day in the U.S. Formal swimming lessons reduces the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88 percent.
Donations will be used to offer free swim lesson sessions this spring to the Rochester community. A percentage of funds will go toward supporting the team’s ongoing operational costs, including coaching and facility use costs, new swimmer equipment and training aids and team event expenses.
Marlins Swimming is a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for athletes to improve swimming skills and achieve success at their level of ability, from novice to competitor. The team is active in the community, and within the past year hosted a Thanksgiving food drive, sold kazoos for Camp Good Days, volunteered at Spencerport Mobile Food Pantry and supported YMCA Maplewood during its Splash Week by helping with lessons.
The team’s mission is to foster excellence in swimming through education and training with respect to swimmers’ physical, emotional and social development. Not only is the team’s goal to help athletes be the best swimmers they can be in the pool, but also to teach them to be the best individuals they can be out of the pool.
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