Kaiser Permanente is providing a $55,000 grant to the Friends of Chula Vista Parks and Recreation. The money will help fund free swim lessons for more than 1,200 children.
The grant is part of Kaiser Permanente’s seventh annual Operation Splash, a program that is commitment to improve swim safety and expand access to public pools throughout Southern California.
Operation Splash has provided approximately $2.5 million in grants, including $365,000 for Chula Vista over the last seven years.
Operation Splash began in Los Angeles in 2006. Its mission is to support aquatic facilities and swim programs that help increase physical activity in low-income areas, diminish the risk of chronic disease, and build strong bodies.
This year’s Operation Splash will kick-off in Chula Vista on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.