Masses Join Forum for Safe Swimming Communities

The Shawn Delifus Foundation recently hosted a free forum detailing their free summer swimming lesson classes and registration. The nonprofit offers a multitude of training such as life guard training and certifications, CPR, nutrition, parenting skills, water safety in pools/spas and hot tubs to underserved communities. Recently the nonprofit held their annual free summer swimming classes’ registration inside the Edgewood Library on the Northside. Two afternoon sessions were held for ages 1 to 100 to register for the upcoming 2023 sessions held at the James Weldon Johnson YMCA on Cleveland Road.  In an effort to combat the high level of minority drownings, entities from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to community trustee Tony Hill awarded grants to the foundation to sponsor swimming lessons.

“This program is a free program. We want all black people in this community to learn to swim and dispel the myths of African-American statistics and fear of water,” said founder Joyce Delfifus.

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