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Larry Turkheimer created a program called the Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge three years ago with the help and support of the LA Tri Club. The program has now helped to teach 1654 inner city youngsters how to swim. 250 supporters are expected to gather at the Culver City Municipal Pool on Sunday, June 2nd to swim and help raise money for the program. For more information the website is www.coast2coastswim.com
Drowning surpasses all other causes of death among children ages 14 and under in California and Los Angeles County has the highest rate of near-drowning of any county in the state. After learning this fact, our guest Larry Turkheimer and the LA Tri Club created the Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge, www.coast2coastswim.com in 2011 . Their second annual event is a week away and the goal is for swimmers to swim from LA to New York – 2,462 miles – and raise over $40,000 to provide swim lessons for kids in Compton, South LA and Culver City. All of the action will be at the Culver City Plunge Aquatic Center between 5 am and midnight on Sunday May 20th.
Larry Turkheimer and the LA Tri Club annually put on the www.coast2coastswim.com which not only provides free lessons to kids who can’t swim, it helps to save lives. It’s an awesome event where 100% of all the money goes to the cause….
Larry Turkheimer is one of the founders of the LA Tri Club and his passion is helping to keep kids water safe. He came on to tell us about the Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge that the LA Tri Club and Southern Cal Aquatics are putting together. The goal is to have people swim a total of 2,462 miles on May 22 at the Culver City Pool and, through donations, create more swim programs for kids. Unbelievably, for kids under the age of 14, drowning is the number one cause of deaths in California. For more information and to donate to the cause, go to www.coast2coastswim.com