> June 9 Michèle Hellendorn of the Netherlands celebrating
Hello All - This Saturday I will celebrate with part of the 3000 kids I taught how to swim my tenth anniversary of the Swim school and this Monday I will be 50 years...Getting to be old. I received a Sony harddisc movie camera from my husband to use for the swimming. I will get my best present from the UK, a real Labrador from the Rocheby farm. They export all over the world. I will go to get my third Labrador on July 9th and travel to Hungary by car with our three Labs two days after to give my swim camp there.
Busy weeks to come.
> May 29, 2007 Best bet | Summer fun, safely
Palmetto Health offering free swimming lessons, teen activities
Can’t swim? Learn for free. Palmetto Health is offering Operation Safe Swim to children and adults. Participants must be at least 6 months old, and children age 3 and younger must wear a reusable swim diaper.
Space is limited, so sign up early. Free lessons and safety tips are from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Chesterbrook Academy, 1050 WildeWood Center Drive. The Swim Lesson Co. of Columbia, South Carolina will host the lessons and expert Jim Reiser along with his certified team of instructors will teach the class.
Arrive in swimsuits and bring a towel. To register call (803) 296-5437.
> Mar.14, 2007 Children Helping Children
SWIMBABES ™ the World’s Youngest Swim Team Milwaukie Ore, joins SWIMkids Az, Meza Arizona to Hold a SWIM-A-THON to benefit Children’s Hospital
SWIMBABES support BLAKE’S MIRACLE FOUNDATION to help raise money for Banner Desert Children’s Hospital
On Saturday, APRIL 14 2007 SWIMBABES, the world’s youngest swim team, Milwaukie Oregon will add to Blake’s Miracle with a Miracle annual SWIM-A-THON and SILENT AUCTION. . The event will benefit hospitalized children at Banner Children’s Hospital at Banner Desert Medical Center in the East Valley. Meza Arizona.
Blake’s Miracle Foundation is all about children helping children.SWIMBABES babies and children ages 8 months to 12 years and volunteers will support Blake’s Miracle annual SWIM A THON in Arizona by holding a subsequent SWIM A THON in Milwaukie Oregon. . We are hoping that our efforts will start a chain Reaction in our community to reach out to the Arizona friends and community extending as far as to our International Associates! .
On December 25, 2005, 21 month old Blake Whitehead was diagnosed with acute lymoblastic leukemia (ALL). After a brave 3 month fight against this disease, Blake passed away on March 8, 2006. Shortly after that, Blake’s family turned their grief into Blake’s Miracle foundation to help children still struggling with catastrophic diseases. On April 8, 2006, Blake’s Miracle hosted their first Annual Swim-a thon in Meza Arizona which raised over $22,000 and three truckloads of toys for the Children’s Hospital.
These donations were special because our friends at SWIMkids USA’s little swimmers, ages 12 months to 12 years, swam their little hearts out on April 8th 2006 to raise this money for others in need. SWIMkids report that some of the older children (8-11) swam as many as 350 lengths of the pool, and the younger ones (3-8) swam as many as 62 laps in one half hour. The tiniest “swimmer” (18
Months - 2 years)floated in the smaller pool for as long as 46 minutes. It was heartwarming and awesome to see children swimming for other youngsters who could not help themselves. Many of the students had never swam so far.
Because they wanted to help other ill children, participants pushed themselves far beyond their and everyone’s expectations to raise as much money as they could for the hospital.
This year, the volunteers at SWIMkids USA, Inc. and their swimmers are anxious for the opportunity to raise over $50,000.00 (goal) to help hospitalized children in the East Valley. There is such a need. We need your help.
SWIMBABES has answered the call.....we invite you too to answer the call!
What: SWIMBABES Milwaukie Oregon support Blake’s Miracle Foundation with their first Swim-a-thon and Silent Auction to Benefit Banner Children’s Hospital.
When: Saturday, April 14 2007 starting 9 AM
Where: SWIMBABES training center. • 10552 SE 52nd Ave . . . . • Milwaukie Oregon 97222 AZ
For more information about Blake Whitehead or Blake’s Miracle please visit www.blakesmiracle.org
To contact SWIMBABES about Blake’s Miracle Swim a thon
In Milwaukie Oregon
Please call SWIMBABES International Workshops 503 698 6935
Or call SWIMBABES training center 503 786 6250/info line
503 314 7845