Step Into Swim is an initiative of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance committed to creating more swimmers.
With Olympic medalist Rowdy Gaines at the helm, Step Into Swim has invested in the next generation of swimmers and supports learn-to-swim programs that provide children (and their families) of all ages and backgrounds with the lifesaving skill of learning to swim. Step Into Swim helps extend a safe and healthy pool experience to underserved communities through free access to swimming lessons.
Since 2012, Step Into Swim has funded swimming lessons for more than 285,000 children across the country and continues to make an impact where it matters. We play an active role in sparking confidence in the water and empowering children to believe they can do anything -- because they can! As a leader in the aquatics industry, we prioritize pool, hot tub, spa and water safety. Click here to read more about our mission.
Learning to swim safely is essential to:
Improve health and wellness of our youngest swimmers
Decrease the already-too-high drowning rate
Foster a love of swimming and water sports
Create potential career opportunities