Swim Instruction to Reduce Risk Fast (SIRRF)
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County partnered with the Auburn Masters Swim Club, the City of Auburn's Parks and Recreation Department, Auburn University, and Dick's Sporting Goods to offer swim lessons to summer camp participants, ages 6-11, for several weeks this summer. Camp counselors who accompanied the kids to Samford Pool twice a week this summer said that the Swim Instruction to Reduce Risk Fast (SIRRF) program is the one that the kids looked forward to the most.
Latoya Dill-Johnson, Director of Club Experience with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County spoke highly of the program. "We recognize that safety is our highest priority here at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County and water safety is of great importance, especially during the summer. We were very excited to be able to partner with the Auburn Masters Swim Club to bring swimming lessons to over 40 of our kids this summer. All of them have learned water safety and really improved on their swimming abilities. Many of them have been able to pass swim tests, show off their diving abilities and just be really comfortable in the water. This is a program we started this summer and we're hoping to be able to continue in the future to bring water safety skills to more kids."
Many thanks to the swim instructors from the Auburn Masters Swim club (Katherine Weathers, Conner Bailey, Jim McDonald, Sara Wolf, Joe Brown, Bill Boldt, Emily Munn, and Tom Williams) without whom, this program would not be possible.
Last Updated: August 9, 2021