End of SOS Sink or Swim 2017 Season


Hundreds of SOS swimmers and their families celebrated the end of a very successful SOS Sink or Swim 2017 Season with a big party Friday evening at the George Murphy Pool in Easton. It was a beautiful warm summer evening to cool off in the pool, eat pizza and Popsicles and have a good time.

This year, the generous contributors to SOS provided more than 1,100 free swim lessons at the Murphy and the Bay Hundred Community Pools. is The St. Michaels Community Center provided the administrative support and the Talbot County Parks and Recreation Department supplied the instructors and the pool time. Since it was started four summers ago, the SOS Sink or Swim charity has funded more than 2,500 swim lessons for Talbot County children.   

SOS provides three, two-week-long series of swim lessons for children ranging from 18-months to 18-years-old. Skill levels varied from beginners to junior lifeguards. It costs just $50 to teach a child to swim. To make a tax-deductible contribution to support SOS’s mission to teach our children to swim and be safe in the water, go to www.sossinkorswim.org and click on DONATE or send a check to SOS Sink or Swim, 606A N. Talbot Street, Suite 109, St. Michaels, MD 21663. SOS is docked at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

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