Splash Mid-South is a community-wide, volunteer initiative developed to give more children the opportunity to learn to swim.

Formed after the tragic deaths of two Memphis teens in 2008, we are committed to providing free or low-cost swim lessons, encouraging minority participation in swimming and supporting lifeguard training. We based our efforts on research from the University of Memphis that shows African American and Latino children are more likely to drown compared to their Caucasian counterparts.

Splash Mid-South, is a community coalition led by Safe Kids Mid-South, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, City of Memphis, Memphis Tiger Swimming and University of Memphis.