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Aqua-Tots Swim School donates $25K to Phoenix Children’s Hospital


Aqua-Tots Swim School is donating $25,000 to the Injury Prevention - Water Safety program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

According to a press release, the donation will help Phoenix Children’s with water safety care and education.

“Phoenix Children’s does honorable and heroic work, and we’re proud to be partnering with them for a second year,” said Ron Sciarro, co-founder of Aqua-Tots Swim School. “Every day, they impact lives here at home and all over the world, and if we are able to do a small part to save even one life, it’s worth it.”

Aqua-Tots Swim School, which is headquartered in Mesa but has locations all across the country, will also be extending a 20% discount on swim lessons to Phoenix Children’s employees. The training is important as the CDC says that drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 4.

“We’re thankful for Aqua-Tots Swim School’s generous support again this year,” said Tim Harrison, vice president of corporate development and special events at Phoenix Children’s. “Their donation helps us provide exceptional care to our young patients and supports our ongoing commitment to protect the health and safety of children in our community.”

Phoenix Children’s reports that for every child who dies from drowning, five others require emergency treatment for nonfatal water-related injuries that can result in long-term disabilities and severe brain damage.

“Aqua-Tots has a long history of supporting first responder families and their selfless work deserves to be recognized,” noted Heather Preston, co-founder and chief experience and philanthropy officer at Aqua-Tots Swim School. “Our franchisees throughout the valley are grateful for their dedication and are eager to support their efforts in keeping more children safe.”