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Dream Big – Every Child a Swimmer


The goal – Every child safe, every child a swimmer Yes, you  read that right: Every child in Tucson and Pima County a swimmer and safe in the water. The goal is high, but important, and the YMCA of Southern Arizona along with partners TMC for Children, Safe Kids Tucson, the Margaret E. Mooney Foundation, the Tucson Conquistadores, Wells Fargo, and…

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Swim Classes Pivotal Tool in Reducing Child Drowning; Low-Cost Slots Available


The manager of patient care services at Tucson Medical Center’s emergency room knows all-too-well the tragedy that can strike when water and kids mix without the proper supervision. That helps explain why her 7-year-old nephew is enrolled in swim classes for the third year in a row. “Our family feels that you can never take enough precautions since drowning is…

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Equestrian Therapy – Step Up into T.L.C

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It is a beautiful Wednesday morning in Tucson. Right about now there are preschoolers shrieking on a jungle gym, first graders pouring on to the playground. Older children look longingly out of the school window and think about recess. At a hospital, no child takes play for granted. The opportunity to forget for a moment why they are in the hospital, to…

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C is for Classes

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Every year, the Safe Kids Tucson coalition partners with local elementary schools to teach over 700 second-grade students about the ABC’s of water safety with the Water Safety is for YOU! curriculum. At the end of the semester, those 700 students convened at the City of Tucson’s Edith Ball Aquatic Center to celebrate, explore and to review water safety with the partners…

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