Olympic Swim Coach Teaches Crossings Kids to Swim

UHC Community News

Every summer for eight weeks resident children and kids from the surrounding neighborhoods are taught swimming, pool safety and CPR/ first aid techniques in our Crossings at North Hills’ pool.  The program continues to grow, as every year more children participate.  In addition to our residents, our local non-profit partner North Valley Caring Services (NVCS) refers neighborhood children to our program. UHC social service director Cesar Delgado who organizes the program said, "In summer 2016 the program grew to more than 60 children attending beginning and intermediate classes.” In past years, Delgado recruited certified swimming instructors, firefighters, teachers and former athletes who generously volunteered their time.  Summer 2016, the athletes in Rio de Janeiro were not the only young swimmers receiving professional training!   Former Olympic swim coach Craig Harriman, through our non-profit partner Athletes in Action, gave children and young mothers with infants and toddlers swimming lessons. Summer 2017 classes will begin mid June and last until just before the kids go back to school in August.