Second Grade Students on the Swim

​​​​​​​​Kids and swim instructorStudents on the Swim (SOS) is a learn to swim program for second grade students. Thanks to a partnership between Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation and Virginia Beach City Public Schools, students at Title 1 schools are participating at various recreation centers during their school day. The program runs for two weeks, Monday – Friday and is aligned with the American Red Cross level 1-5 swim curriculum. 

​Parks & Recreation is committed to providing swimming opportunities to every child in the City.​ In this school year alone, 1,000 children will participate in Students on the Swim. Funding for this program is solely dependent​ on private donations.​

​Mak​e a Donation

We need your help! Donate today and help us give children the skills they need to be safe in our coastal environment. 

Contact Jessica Ireland about sponsorship opportunities at​ or (757) 385-4209​. ​

Special thanks to Councilmember Rosemary Wilson and Dr. Sheila Magula, Deputy Superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools, for their vision, leadership and support.

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