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 JIreland@vbgov.com​ 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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