aquagive was born from the belief that every child should have the opportunity to not only learn the skills necessary to survive in the water, but also to develop those skills into the ability to swim and enjoy the water.

Drowning... Roughly a million children die from drowning each year (surveyed by the World Health Organization) and drowning kills nine people per day in the U.S.

Diversity... African-American children drown at a rate that is 3.2 times higher than that of Caucasian children.

Fitness... 1 in 3 children in American is overweight, putting them at risk for heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and emotional pain.

  • Florida leads the nation in the drowning of children under age 5.
  • For each childhood drowning death there are four children hospitalized for near drowning incidents.
  • In 2006, 486 Florida residents drowned and another 313 were hospitalized for non-fatal drownings.
  • The cost of a single near drowning resulting in brain damage can be more than $5.5 million.
  • The total annual national cost of drowning among children under age 5 is approximately $3.5 billion.

*data source: Office of Vital Statistics, Florida Department of Health 2/4/2008

While there is no substitution for adult supervision, there are many layers of protection one can use in and around the water. At aquachild we believe that the skills we instill, with daily practice , provide your child the best last defense against accidental drowning.

aquagive is a program designed to teach underprivileged and special needs children what is commonly referred to as the Swim-Float-Swim method, also known as the Rollover Breathing method. Using this method, children will learn to swim with their head down and their eyes open, roll over and float on their backs when they need a breath, then, depending on their age and skill level, roll back over and continue swimming to safety. What makes learning to float on their backs rather than just treading water ideal is that once a child is on his or her back safely floating in the water, they can call out for help and avoid a potential tragedy.  Older, more experienced children can roll over from a float and swim to safety. The level of consistency involved in teaching this method also leads to increased self esteem and discipline that will lead to a lifetime of fun in and around the water. This is an experience every child deserves. Every child deserves to learn to swim and have fun. Every child deserves to be able to survive in the water.

Please make a donation to aquagive. Please give another child the opportunities you would give your own.

aquachild Swim School
Phone: 305.356.8306
16604 NE 2nd ave.
North Miami Beach, Fl 33162

I have a 2 1/2 year old and a 1 year old who just finished this class. This is with out a doubt the best program that you will sign your child up for. The teachers are amazing!! They do an awesome job of encouraging, teaching, and loving your kids! I was VERY impressed!!! The week before we started this class my 2 1/2 year old daughter would cry any time my husband would hold her and take her out in the pool. After the first week of this class she was holding her breathe under water and beginning to swim short distances. My daughter now swims all over the pool, she dives for toys with little assistance, and is even diving off the side of the pool. This class gave both of my kids so much confidence in the water!! Our friends can not get over all that they ...
Posted by Kelly F. Miami, FL
Published on 07/06/2011
Splish, splash, dip, puff
Bubble, breathe, glide, pant
Swish, swash, dunk, gasp
Paddle, plosh, flip, cry
Wish, wash, kick, grin
Splash, splatter, dive, win
Whoosh, swooth, swim, smile
Swoosh, fish, glide, laugh.
Thank you for turning a dreaded activity into an enjoyable sport!
Posted by Anonymous North Miami, FL
Published on 08/26/2011