Swimming pools and swim teams are not always the normal holiday discussion unless, you happen to live in the Memphis area or know someone involved with Memphis Pool. Memphis Splash was started in 2010 by community coalition Splash Mid-South as a way to introduce minority children to the benefits of swimming as a team in a competitive environment. The swim team’s purpose is to connect brand new Splash Mid-South swimmers who have completed beginner swimming lessons to the next level of swimming on a developmental team. This exposure to the sport of swimming promotes and develops character, responsibility, sportsmanship, self-confidence, and physical fitness in each athlete. Memphis Splash has 52 members on their swim team. Many of these members come from under- privileged environments and need assistance in getting equipment and lessons necessary to compete. Learn more about the team at www.splashmidsouth.org.
Memphis Pool has been a supporter of Memphis Splash since 2010 and will be continuing the project this holiday season. Memphis Pool offers 10% off a customer’s entire purchase when they bring a donation for Memphis Splash to any Memphis Pool retail store now through Dec.31.
Members of the swimming pool and spa industry know of the numerous ways that Memphis Pool works to stay involved in community and to be a larger part of solving community challenges. From recycling swimming pool covers, to participating in the World’s Greatest Swimming Lesson, to work with their local Children’s Museum, Memphis Pool’s leadership continues to push forward their ideas of community and family. One of their managers, Josh Henderson, recently stated “Mr. Reed often shares his philosophy that it is never wrong to do the right thing.”
Promoting the love of the sport of swimming truly is one of those right things to do & bravo to Memphis Pool for finding a way to do this 12 months a year.
Once sponsored, the swimmer's photo moves from the blue bucket into the pool. Memphis hopes to have all 52 swimmers in the pool by Christmas Eve!