BC: Special Thanks to: *Make a Splash Foundation *Chattahoochee Gold Swim Team *Woodstock Aquatic Center
FC: Water Safety Clinic for Underprivileged Children | Ashley B
1: My Water Safety Clinic | For my senior project I planned and conducted a Water Safety Clinic for underprivileged children ages 14 and under. The clinics were held on February 18 & 25 at the new lesson facility at the Woodstock Aquatic Center. It turned out to be a great success. I created this scrapbook as an overview of my paper portfolio in hopes to recap my experience for others to see. I hope you enjoy it! -Ashley
3: This is what I created to advertise the clinics. It took me a while to make and I even had to restart a few times because I wasn't doing it right. I wasn't sure how to make it appealing and also full of information. Additionally, I had to figure out the dates for the clinics and those seemed to change a numerous amount of times. All in all I was very pleased with the look of the advertisement! After completing it, I posted it in several local apartment complexes to help spread the word!
5: New Lesson Facility These are some pictures of the brand new pool that was built at the Woodstock Aquatic Center. This is where I held both of the clinics.
6: Whistle/ Water Watcher Cards
7: Donations from the Make a Splash Foundation | Tattoo Sheets
8: Swim suit donations from Chattahoochee Gold Swimmers
9: Donations from the Make a Splash Foundation -I emailed Kim O'Shea, the lady that runs the Make a Splash Foundation, a foundation that spreads the word about water safety and has the goal to teach every child how to swim, in regards to my senior project.She gave me several pieces of information that I used while working on my product. She also sent me several donations of wristbands, whistle/water watcher cards, and tattoo sheets. I took these materials and put them together into treat bags for the children to take home after the clinics. | Donations from the Chattahoochee Gold Swimmers -I was a swimmer for Chattahoochee Gold Swim Team for 11 years. I just recently stopped swimming, but still keep in touch with the staff and the swimmers. I emailed one of the ladies that sends out information to the team and I asked her if she wouldn't mind asking the swim team for swim suit, goggle, and cap donations. She said she wouldn't mind at all, that I just needed to write the email and she would send it out. Overall, I was able to collect 25 swim suits and a few pairs of goggles and caps
10: Registration Form
11: Liability Waiver
12: Summary of theKey points that I followed | *Normal Pool Rules -no diving, horse play, running, screaming, etc. *Learn how to swim! *What to do if you cannot swim -wear life jacket -use other flotation equipment -noodles, kick boards *Review/ Teach Skills -floating on back! -yelling for help -getting in and out of the pool -sit/fall/back to wall (grab wall)
13: while teaching the clinic | *What to wear -swim suit -goggles -swim shoes (if in open water) *What to do in case of an emergency -yell for help/ tell an adult or lifeguard -relax, don't panic *Extras -never go swimming alone -buddy system -listen to the lifeguard or adults -
14: Pictures of the Clinic
15: Water Safety Clinic A total of 5 people attended my clinics. Unfortunately, no one came to the first clinic, February 18. After that, I posted more flyer's and 5 people came to the second one. It was a lot of fun and was a great experience. I brought the swim suit donations just in case any child needed materials. However, the attendees did not need anything.
16: Since no one used the donated swim suits, caps, and goggles, I researched organizations that were in need of these materials. I came across one organization, called the Homes for the Homeless, and it seemed to stand out a great deal. It is an organization that provides a summer camp to children who come with only the clothes that they have on their back. I sent the donations to them, along with a letter letting them know where they came from and why I donated them.