Friends June Newsletter

This month’s newsletter looks back on the 20th Beach-to-Beach Power Swim which was a huge success thanks to the community on our island!   It was also a reminder of how important swimming is as a life skill on St. John, and how access to swimming lessons can impact one’s opportunities and experiences. Take it from one of our youngest swim program graduates Carlton who spoke at the event, “Swimming can save your life!”

More than a safety issue, being able to swim opens up a world of joy above and below the water as well as employment opportunities in the tourism and marine industries, and in areas like marine research and conservation. That is why we are working to strengthen our pipeline of environmental education experiences by anchoring them around a swim program operated in partnership with our park, and the non-profit and business community. 

In just a few weeks, we offer our second lifeguard training course of the year. Then, our support for local summer camps begins with weekly field trips into the park as well as swim lessons! 

We wish everyone a wonderful summer! Get outdoors, breathe in the fresh air, stand on a mountain, take a swim! We have much to be grateful for!

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