Austin, Texas – At 8:00 am on Saturday, September 3, 2016, sixty-eight-year-old, swimmer, coach, author, and sports psychologist, Dr. Keith Bell, will be swimming 10,000 yards to commemorate his 10,000th consecutive day of swimming with a goal to raise at least $10,000 to fund swimming lessons for those who otherwise wouldn’t learn to swim.
Whether swimming competitively, recreationally, for fitness, or just playing or relaxing in or around the water; knowing how to swim, in addition to saving lives, can provide unparalleled health and fitness benefits and a lifetime of pure, unmitigated joy.
City of Austin Mayor Steve Adler has proclaimed September 3, 2016 “Keith Bell’s Celebrate Swimming Day.” Keith invites swimmers everywhere to join him in celebrating the great sport & pastime of `swimming by helping fund swimming lessons for those less fortunate.
To support children and adults who, without your help, could not afford swim lessons; go to Keith’s Celebrate Swimming Campaign or donate to the USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash campaign, or other learn-to-swim charities. 100% of all donations to the Celebrate Swimming Campaign will go to fund swimming lessons.
This is courtesy of American Swimming Association.