Roeper School to Host 'Make a Splash' Open House
The Roeper School, a partner with USA Swimming Foundation Make A Splash, will be hosting an open house on Aug. 11 from 9:30-11 a.m. for minority families to register their children for swim lessons.
Roeper invites these families to attend the open house to receive information about the importance of water safety and the Make A Splash swim program, tour the facilities and sign up children 3-12 years old.
The Centers for Disease Control reports that 70 percent of African Americans, and 65 percent of Latino/Hispanics do not swim. Roeper is endeavoring to change the statistics of non-swimmers in these ethnically diverse communities.
Roeper’s Make A Splash Program is a community outreach project that strives to break the cycle of water-related incidents and deaths in minority children by providing affordable swim lessons for them.
The swim lessons will run Aug. 20-24 at $10 per child. Both the open house and lessons will be held at Roeper’s Lower School campus at 41190 Woodward Avenue in Bloomfield Hills. The open house will be held in the Multipurpose Room of the Community Center.
Make A Splash is the national child-focused water safety initiative of the USA Swimming Foundation. The initiative aligns the nation’s top learn-to-swim resources in an effort to raise awareness of water safety and provide opportunities for all children to learn to swim.