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Buy A Heart. It's A Start. Swimming Lessons Save Lives.

As of November 1, 2015 we have raised enough funds for 70 children to receive swimming lessons for free through the Valley of the Sun YMCA

Drowning is 100% Preventable

The average cost of swimming lessons through the YMCA is $50 per child and includes eight lessons.  Many families cannot afford the cost of lessons and sadly, that puts too many children needlessly at risk. Please help us by supporting our campaign, Buy A Heart. It's A Start. Swimming Lessons Save Lives.

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals Central Arizona Chapter continues to raise funds to provide swimming lessons to children whose families cannot afford them.  We are proud to be working with the Valley of the Sun YMCA to provide swimming lesson scholarships.

Donations received will be donated by APSP Central AZ to the Valley of the Sun YMCA.  In addition to our online fundraising, LED hearts are available for donation at retail outlets. Please see below for a list of retailers. 

Donations can be made through our Go Fund Me campaign. Please visit www.gofundme.com/buyaheart to make your donation.

Learn more about YMCA's swimming lessons at http://valleyymca.org/youth/aquatics/