"Every Child A Swimmer" Florida Legislation & Scholarship

Presenter: TBD

Thursday, October 13, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
1 Hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU



More than 50 years ago, it was the vision of Dr. Bill Kent, Chairman of the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF), to have "Every Child A Swimmer." His vision has turned into a movement in the swimming world to address childhood drowning. Dr. Kent has spearheaded the "Every Child A Swimmer" legislation, which passed the Florida House and Senate this year. Starting in the new school year for 2022, the legislation will require Florida schools to ask if a child has participated in swimming lessons as a part of their school-entry health exam. It will also require schools to provide information regarding swimming lessons if the parents report that their children have not participated in swimming lessons prior to entering kindergarten. It is now our goal to take this legislation national. This session will provide additional insight into the program and discuss scholarship opportunities available. 


Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the importance of swimming lessons.
  • Examine how this program will assist in the goal of drowning prevention.
  • Identify how to make swimming lessons accessible and affordable.


Presenter Bio

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