For the sixth summer, SOS Sink or Swim is providing free swimming lessons at Talbot County’s two outdoor pools to participants like these from 2018, with registration now open at bit.ly/freeswimminglessons. Administered by Talbot County Parks & Recreation, the program offers lessons to children between the ages of 18 months to 18 years, and to a limited number of adults, with participation available on a first-come, first-served basis
SOS Sink or Swim was recently named an official Local Partner with USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative to help save children's lives through swim lessons. Through charitable donations to SOS Sink or Swim and partner support, more than 3,500 area children have received free swimming lessons in Talbot County since SOS began in 2014.
In the middle of the busy spring social season on the Eastern Shore, SOS Sink or Swim, the local charity dedicated to teaching children how to swim and be safe in the water, wants you to stay home and relax. SOS is not holding a fundraising event this year, so all donations can go straight to teaching more life-saving skills to children.
The Miles River Yacht Club Foundation’s highly-successful SOS Sink or Swim program that sponsors free swimming lessons for area children is being spun off on its own to ensure its continued and sustained growth. Over the last three years, SOS has funded lessons for 1,400 children at two Talbot County pools.