Certikin is backing Level Water, a swimming charity which supports young people with disabilities to access one-to-one swimming opportunities and start their Learn 2 Swim journey. With the support and enthusiasm of its Witney staff, Certikin has set an initial target of £3,750 which will enable Level Water to provide 250 lessons.
Certikin, as a company, have agreed to match the money raised, thus doubling the number of lessons to 500. Level Water’s mission is to secure time and training in a leisure centre/ pool coupled with the provision of Level 2 swimming teachers for 1:1 lessons for children with disabilities.
Once the facility is on-board, they use their database and Level Water’s contacts within the local community to make them aware these specialised lessons are now available. If the young person meets the criteria, they are then passed to the centre/pool to book the lesson.
The time in the water is given free of charge and the cost of the lesson is split between the parents and Level Water, depending on individual circumstances. Certikin Marketing Manager, Chris Green, comments: “Prior to the pandemic Level Water were offering 20,000 lessons to 500 children in approximately 90 pools. “Due to pool closures, 150 of these children are still waiting to access lessons and, in addition, there are a further 2,000 children on a waiting list.”