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05-25-22 | News

POOLCORP Partners with YMCAs for A Splash of Joy

Initiative Created to Provide Swim Lessons to Children
by Staff

The company's goal is to provide funds for over 20,00o scholarships by the end of the year.

POOLCORP created A Splash of Joya,,? to provide swimming lessons to children who otherwise might not have the opportunity to learn basic water safety skills. By the end of 2022, POOLCORP will have donated $2.2 million to fund more than 20,000 scholarships for swimming lessons and lifeguard training at YMCAs in underserved communities across the country.

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Company employees also donate new swimsuits, towels, and other swim gear to help ensure there are no barriers keeping kids from joining in. Lifeguard training scholarships provide employment opportunities and greatly needed support for community pools to stay open and operate safely.
POOLCORP has partnered with YMCAs in eight metropolitan areas. The list includes YMCA of Greater New Orleans in Louisiana, Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA in Florida, YMCA of Greater San Antonio in Texas, YMCA of Greensboro in North Carolina, Valley of the Sun YMCA in Arizona, YMCA of Metro Milwaukee in Wisconsin, Southeast Ventura County YMCA in California, and YMCA of the East Valley in California.
"Swimming is a crucial life skill. It's considered the 100-year gift," said Donna Williams, POOLCORP Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. "People who learn to swim have children and grandchildren who learn to swim. Our company's slogan is Where Outdoor Living Comes to LifeA(R) and what better way to demonstrate that than at community pools helping kids experience the joy of swimming."
For more information on A Splash of Joya,,?, visit www.poolcorp.com/splash-of-joy

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