VIDEO: Hage Elementary Students Celebrate Their New Water Safety Skills at The Bridge to the Beach Program’s Graduation Celebration at Mission Beach

Posted: Thursday, June 7th 2018

5th grade students from Hage Elementary participated in the Bridge to the Beach program’s graduation celebration at the Mission Beach, Santa Clara Recreation Center. Students kicked off the summer with a trip to the beach where they got to put their new swimming skills into action. The event was a part of San Diego Park and Rec’s Drowning prevention program partnership with San Diego Unified. The partnership offers 10 free swimming lessons a year for the students, beginning in the 3rd grade. By the 5th grade the students are confident in the water and participate in the Bridge to the Beach graduation celebration, where they surf, boogie board, kayak, and paddle board. The free swim lesson program and Bridge to the Beach has been in operation for 15 years.

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