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OUR PURPOSE

Carolina Swims Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization that provides FREE swim lessons and water safety instruction to Children in Foster Care.

Vision: To prevent drowning by giving the gift of swim & water safety to all children in the foster care system.  

Mission:  Giving the gift of swim and water safety instruction to children in foster care and providing the life-saving skill helping to build mastery in their own lives (mentally & physically) through the medium of swimming. 

OUR PRINCIPLE

Drowning can be prevented. 14,500 children in North Carolina are in Foster Care and staying in the Foster Care System 15% longer.  We are passionate about saving future lives and helping children in Foster Care through the medium of swimming to develop mastery in their lives. “According to the Center for Disease Control, more than one in five fatal drowning victims are children younger than 14. In predominantly minority communities, the youth drowning rates are 2-3 times higher than the national average” (Gilchrist, Parker).

OUR PASSION

We are passionate about helping children.  Every child deserve the gift of swimming & water safety, it is a survival life skill. Swim lessons are expensive and for foster parents the cost may be prohibitive.  Carolina Swims Foundation wants to Give the Gift of Swim & Water Safety to children.  

Our team is led by CSF Founder Sarah Chaires and her competent board members Chip Peterson and Ben Colley. Both Chip and Ben are former members of the U.S.A. National Swim Team and former Division 1 collegiate swimmers. Each team member has developed vital life skills through their commitment and dedication to the sport of swimming.  Our coaches have a thorough understanding of the impact that conquering fear, expanding comfort zones and developing new relationships can have on a youth's social and emotional well being.  We are passionate about helping children have mastery in their lives through the medium of swimming. 

Register Swimmers here now - Chapel Hill

Please register for the Carolina Swims Foundation 2020 swim lessons & water safety instruction at the Chapel Hill Community Center

Register Swimmers here now - CARY

Please register for the Carolina Swims Foundation 2020 swim lessons & water safety instruction at the Triangle Aquatic Center

2020 Lesson Dates

Please note that due to COVID-19 we will not be hosting any swim lessons until social distancing restrictions have been lifted.  

 

January 26th, 2020 at the Chapel Hill Community Center

February 23rd, 2020 at the Chapel Hill Community Center

February 29th, 2020 at the Triangle Aquatic Center 10:00am

March 29th, 2020 at the Chapel Hill Community Center

April 26th, 2020 at the Chapel Hill Community Center

May 31st, 2020 at the Chapel Hill Community Center

June 30th, 2020 at the Chapel Hill Community Center

July 26th, 2020 at the Chapel Hill Community Center

August 30th, 2020 at the Chapel Hill Community Center

September 27th, 2020 at the Chapel Hill Community Center

October 25th, 2020 at the Chapel Hill Community Center

November 29th, 2020 at the Chapel Hill Community Center

December 27th, 2020 at the Chapel Hill Community Center

Sarah Chaires

Carolina Swims Foundation

Phone: 919-593-4974

Thank You to our generous sponsors in the Carolina Swims Foundation Founders Circle of Champions.  These local businesses and families are committed to changing lives in their community.


Recipients of Strowd Roses Grant