Swim to Live, Live to Swim

17 May

Newark Tigersharks has given swimmers ranging from 3 to 19 years old the opportunity to compete in Amateur Athletic Union and USA Swimming events.  It also creates opportunities for youth to get involved with community service and promotes academic excellence and leadership.

Tigersharks Team Picture

Tigersharks Team Picture

Erika Key got involved because she wanted to see more youth learn lifesaving swimming techniques as USA Swimming Foundation research shows that in ethnically diverse communities, the drowning rate is 2-3 times higher than the national average.

“The fundraiser has afforded many of the youths to cover their registration fees, competition swimsuits and meet fees. Fundraising is very important as some of the parents have multiple children in their families that participate in Newark Tigersharks.”

The extra $2,500 will assist Newark Tigersharks to sponsor youths to obtain their lifeguard certifications, AED and CPR training. It will also help the team with purchasing needed swim training equipment.

For more information on Newark Tigersharks, visit  www.tigersharksswimteam.com

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