Outdoor Afro Making Waves

 

Research has consistently shown Black youth ages 5 to 19 drown in swimming pools at a rate more than five times that of white children. This public health disparity is our legacy of decades of segregation and exclusion from public pools and beaches.

Learning to swim is a life saving and nature embracing skill and Outdoor Afro is here to make sure every child and caregiver in our sphere of influence learns how.


Apply for a Swimmership Today!

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED! THEY WILL REOPEN IN MAY 2020.

A swimmership is an Outdoor Afro swim scholarship! Amounts will vary based on financial need as determined by the selection committee.  Applications will be reviewed by a specially selected group of Outdoor Afro staff, volunteer leaders, and board members.

All fields MUST be completed to receive consideration.

You can find FAQ’s here.

Name

Age

Name of Parent/Guardian (If applicant is a minor.)

Email of Applicant (If applicant is a minor, email of parent or guardian.)

Phone Number of Applicant (If applicant is a minor, phone of parent or guardian.)

Address 1

Address 2

City

State

Zip Code

Have you attended an Outdoor Afro event before?

YesNo

If selected, can Outdoor Afro follow your progress?

YesNo

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What are you hoping to achieve from participating in Outdoor Afro’s swim scholarship? How would the swimmership benefit you?

Please explain why you would like to be considered for an Outdoor Afro Swimmership. Include any special circumstances (i.e. medical bills, student loan debt, financial hardship, disability, cultural barriers, etc.)

Have you previously taken swim lessons or participated in another swim program? Yes or no. If yes, please list.

If granted a swimmership, where will you take lessons? You must enter the name of an organization.

Website of organization

Name of contact at the organization

How much do the lessons cost? You must have spoken to the organization and provide the exact cost.

How long is the swim program?

When does it start?

Subject to availability and approval.

Title Sponsor

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Outdoor Afro Making Waves is sponsored by The North Face, KEEN Footwear, and Clif Bar.

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