Scholarships for Swimming Lessons Available to Volusia-Flagler Youth

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (June 12, 2019) – Halifax Health-Healthy Communities and Safe Kids Volusia-Flagler are offering scholarships for swimming lessons for children in Volusia and Flagler counties from one through 16 years of age.  The scholarships are made possible through funding from Halifax Health-Foundation, Volusia County, Halifax Health-Employee Community Service Fund and community contributions.

“Learning to swim is essential for the safety of every child as drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children,” says Steve Parris, coordinator, Safe Kids Volusia-Flagler.

A limited number of scholarships are available.  Financial assistance is based on household size and gross monthly income.  To view the eligibility guidelines, and to download an application to apply, visit www.halifaxhealth.org/swimminglessons

Scholarship applications are also available at the following locations:

-City of Daytona Beach Leisure Services, 301 S. Ridgewood Ave., Daytona Beach • 386.212.2526
(Lessons provided at Campbell Aquatic Center or Cypress Aquatic Center)
-Daytona State College - Building 310, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach • 386.506.4386
-DeLand Family YMCA, 761 E. International Speedway Blvd., DeLand • 386.736.6000
-Four Townes Family YMCA, 280 Wolf Pack Run, Deltona • 386.532.9622
-Holly Hill Family YMCA, 1046 Daytona Ave., Holly Hill • 386.253.5675
-Ormond Beach Family YMCA, 500 Sterthaus Dr., Ormond Beach • 386.673.9622
-Port Orange Family YMCA, 4701 City Center Pkwy., Port Orange • 386.760.9622
-Southeast Volusia Family YMCA, 148 W. Turgot Ave., Edgewater • 386.409.9622

Only one scholarship will be provided per child per calendar year.  A registration fee of $5 per child listed on the scholarship application is payable by cash only at the time the application is submitted.  The cost of the swimming instruction is covered by the scholarship.  The scholarships are not intended for advanced swimmers or those involved in an area swim team.

For more information about the swimming lesson scholarships being offered by Halifax Health-Healthy Communities and Safe Kids Volusia-Flagler, call 386.425.7920 or visit www.halifaxhealth.org/swimminglessons.

Safe Kids Volusia-Flagler

Halifax Health-Healthy Communities serves as the lead agency for Safe Kids Volusia-Flagler.  The coalition is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations with a mission of keeping all kids safe from unintentional preventable injuries.  Programs include: water safety, child passenger safety, wheel and pedestrian safety and firearm safety.  www.safekids.org.

Halifax Health

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

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