Program Launch

In Fall 2011, Garrett College launched the "I Can Swim!" Program. Utilizing the new Garrett College Community Aquatic & Recreation Complex (CARC), all kindergarten children in Garrett County receive free basic swimming and water safety instruction, following Red Cross curriculum.


We've heard from teachers and students all over Garrett County. Read some of the great testimonials we've received!

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The cost to provide this program is $125 per child. Your sponsorship will ensure that this program can continue to serve the kindergarten children of Garrett County!

Recent Testimonials from Teachers & Students
The 'I Can Swim' program was a wonderful experience for my class. Some of my students had never had any formal swimming instruction and I was so pleased with how far they came in the short time that we were at the CARC. The instructors really connected with the children and made them feel comfortable in the water. I hope the program can continue because I think it was very beneficial to all who attended. Thanks again!Kim Collins and her Grantsville Kindergartners
The staff of 'I Can Swim' Program did a wonderful job working with the varying abilities of the students! They had a tremendous amount of creativity in using music and movement to help the students remember key aspects about swimming. They still enjoy singing the swimming song by Jack Hartmann! Thanks for a wonderful experience!Debra Nicklin, Route 40 Kindergarten

For more information, contact us online or call us at (301) 387-3086.