St. Edward Catholic School, Ontario- North York
The after school swim program at St. Edward Catholic School is open to all students, including students with disabilities. However, the current program is limiting for those students without financial means as they are unable to cover the ‘out of pocket’ costs associated with the program.
A grant from GoodLife Kids Foundation will alleviate costs and transportation restrictions to 45 students in need. The swim program will take place out of school hours, and help students learn and develop four basic strokes: back, front, butterfly and breast. Students will also be tested on performing each stroke for a specific distance, and results will be recorded to document their improvement in skills. They will also get the opportunity to compete at swim meets.
The grant is made possible through the fundraising efforts of North York Willowdale GoodLife Fitness members and staff during the 2011 Be A Kid’s Superhero Campaign.