On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 5 p.m. US Eastern Standard Time, swim teams and organizations around the world will raise funds via a Tread-A-Thon™ to help raise money for their respective programs as well as the International Water Safety Foundation. Teams will keep half of the funds raised, the other half will go to the foundation to help raise awareness of the drowning pandemic. The main idea? Treading as a means to raise drowning awareness!
“There is a big disparity between the swimming community and the drowning community,” Co-Founder Nathan Tschohl explains. “We need to wake up and bridge the gap between the two groups. I did all the normal things swimmers did: I was a lifeguard, I swam on club and college teams, I coached. And still, I didn't realize how many people drown every year. I didn't know that drowning is the leading killer of children in many countries.”