Every Child a Swimmer has successfully lobbied in Georgia and Arkansas for legislation requiring every school to provide parents with water safety information and the location of local swim school resources. The governors of both states signed the bills in May.
Every Child a Swimmer, a program run by the nonprofit corporation International Swimming Hall of Fame, advocates for life-saving legislation and provides grants to swim schools serving in-need communities.
The state of Florida was the first to pass this legislation in 2021. The program’s ultimate goal is for all 50 states to pass similar bills.
To learn more about the program, visit everychildaswimmer.org or ishof.org.