Drowning is the leading cause of injury/death for children 1-4 years of age. Research has shown that water safety and swim classes can reduce the risk of drowning by up to 88%. In Bullhead City our City Pool offers four sessions of swim lessons. “Another successful Year!”. said Karla Brady Kiwanis Swim Lessons Program Coordinator.
For the 21st year in a row, the Bullhead City Morning Kiwanis Club has issued a check to the City of Bullhead City to pay for swim lessons. Kiwanis pays for children in the Mommy and Me Program, and Level One and Two beginner classes. Participating children range 6 months and up. This summer Kiwanis paid $12,860 for 643 free swim lessons. With four different levels, some children may register more than once, or return the next year, “Our Club wants children to know how to swim and get out of the water safely.” Said Club President Deborah Adams. Our partnership with Bullhead City makes this possible.” The program is a Kiwanis Priority One Program and has been recognized by Kiwanis International.
This partnership with the Kiwanis Club and Bullhead City makes this possible. Over the 21-year program, The Morning Kiwanis has paid $186,806 for a total of 8,441 lessons. In addition, several years ago we constructed the city’s first splash park next to the pool. We believe the first step towards water safety is letting children get acclimated to water by playing in water. This fall the club will add more ramadas and tables and the city will add two more water features to the splash park.
The Bullhead City Kiwanis Club also is supported by our Annual Community Partners. This Sponsorship Program includes: Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, Ron’s Tire Pros, AirZona Comfort Solutions, Dot Foods, River Rock Promotions & Printing, New American Funding, Baron Services, and Wickersham Insurance. The Kiwanis media partners are Murphy Broadcasting, Economic Journal, Radio Central and News West.