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6 Unknown Swimming Facts: Everything From Autism to Heart Health

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Agnes Davis, CEO of swim swim swim I SAY  is a passionate warrior. Her mission is to make a difference while educating parents, families, teachers and individuals the importance and benefits of swimming. Five years ago, Agnes Davis, was wrongfully terminated from her job as a cardiovascular perfusionist at a top New York City hospital and had to reinvent her professional life.

Davis went back to school with the last bit of money in her account to get the necessary certification in swim safety, and launched Swim Swim Swim I Say, a company focused on swim instruction. Davis started with three clients, which has grown to over 100, and teaches quality swimming to children and adults in Harlem, the Bronx and New Jersey.

"Swimming is not a luxury, it's a necessity," says Davis.  She is saving lives and breaking the cycle of generational fear of water. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths worldwide. Her work to decrease the drowning prevention rate (70% of minorities can’t swim) and empowering autistic children with water safety skills has not gone un-noticed. Recently, the Associated Press, Washington Post, ABC News, Seattle Times, USA Today, Yahoo and CBS radio featured Agnes’ relentless work; Autism Awareness also awarded her with two grants to teach children with autism about water safety.

 

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