To seek like-minded drowning prevention programs that focus on teaching youth in underserved communities how to survive in the aquatic environment
Long Beach Unified School District reports the total number of enrolled students to be near 70,000. Of this total enrollment, approximately half are ESL learners, disadvantaged and foster youth. This is the target group to receive swimming lesson scholarships from The Aquatic Capital of America Foundation.
According to the CDC, in the United States, more children ages 1-4 die from drowning than any other cause of death. For children ages 5-14, drowning is the second leading cause.
Our decorated board of directors and members has given Aquatic Capital the ability to expand its mission and team. Our current collaborators and partners include: YMCA, Port of Long Beach Foundation, Long Beach City College Foundation, Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation, Munzer Foundation, and the National Drowning Prevention Alliance.