J. Strom Thurmond Lake
Yesterday we had the privilege of accompanying Mike & Terri and Jim & Linda
to watch them present the Water Safety Program to elementary school children.
Over the last year or so, a few of the volunteers have put together
a great program to educate children the importance of safety on and near the water.
This lake has over 1200 miles of shoreline, so water safety is very important!
We followed the four of them to McCormick school complex in McCormick, SC.
George and I helped them carry their supplies into the gym.
They quickly got things set up..
It wasn't long before the first group came in, adorable kindergarten children.
This is a great presentation, keeping their interest with visual aids.
Linda begins with 'Bobber' the mascot,
wearing his own life vest..
..and Jim, her swim buddy..
Then Mike explains how to pick the right life vest (or jacket)..
Terri has a great presentation using oranges,
to show what would happen if the life vest isn't
securely fastened around you, or not worn at all..
The final part of the presentation is Jim and Linda
showing the importance of swimming in designated areas..
..and the importance of swim buddies,
and how to assist them if they're in trouble!
We were very impressed at the way they get the message across.
I think there will be a lot of children (and adults!) paying more attention
when they're in or around the water.
During their break between presentations,
we followed them over to Michelle's for a great lunch.
Glad we got to go along!