FINIS Partners With Hope Floats To Provide Scholarships For Swim Lessons

FINIS, Inc., a worldwide leader in technical swimming development, is pleased to announce it has become a Business Partner with Hope Floats Foundation. Together, Hope Floats Foundation and partner businesses and swim schools are committed to providing scholarships for high-quality swim lessons for low-income children and their families.

The equivalent of thirteen school buses full of children die each year in the United States due to drowning.  Studies at the National Institute of Health show that swim lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88%.

“There’s a huge need for swim lessons, and the kids that need them the most – lower socio-economic level kids – they’re not getting them,” said Cindy Tonnesen, founder of the Hope Floats Foundation.   She continued, “We are saving kids, but there are more we need to reach, and we have the ability and resources to do it.”

“In partnering with Hope Floats, we are truly living our mission,” said John Mix, Co-founder and CEO of FINIS, Inc. “In all of our efforts, we remaind focused on one goal: to help every person in the world enjoy the water. Hope Floats has a laser focus on doing just that. We thrilled to be part of such a vital cause.”

About FINIS, Inc.
John Mix and Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Pablo Morales founded FINIS in Northern California in 1993 with a mission to simplify swimming for athletes, coaches, beginners and lifelong swimmers around the world. Today, FINIS fulfills that mission through innovation, high quality products and a commitment to education. FINIS products are currently available in over 80 countries. With a focus on innovation and the fine details of swimming, FINIS will continue to develop products that help more people enjoy the water.

About Hope Floats Foundation
Hope Floats Foundation is a nonprofit founded in 2016 committed to impacting the statistic on worldwide drowning.  The Hope Floats model is a simple, sustainable way for swim schools to provide scholarships for high-quality swim lessons in their community.  To learn more about the Hope Floats Foundation and see a listing of swim school partners, please visit www.hopefloats.foundation.

— The above press release was posted by Swimming World in conjunction with FINIS. For press releases and advertising inquiries please contact Advertising@SwimmingWorld.com.

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