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Float For Hope

About Float For Hope

Float For Hope is a financial assistance program that provides students in the Lee's Summit School District a means to participate in our water safety based swim programs.  Water safety and swimming skills must be inclusive and accessible to all students. Therefore, since 2009, the Float For Hope program has taught hundreds of Lee’s Summit School District students critical water safety/swimming skills. Our program aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to be safe in and around water.

Float for Hope accepts financial donations. Your donation pays for students to be able to take part in swim lessons.


2nd Grade Swim Program

Our Float for Hope program allows us to offer a free session of water safety to 2nd graders at select elementary schools within the LSR-7 School District. Classes are offered after school in our spring season. 

Classes are led by swim instructors working to develop floating and water safety/survival swimming skills in young swimmers.

The LSR-7 School District provides bus transportation from the participating elementary schools to the Aquatic Center. Parents/guardians are responsible for pickup. 

Water Safety Lessons Spring 2024


Float for Hope Donations

YOU can help students learn life-saving skills

Float for Hope provides students facing financial hardship the opportunity to participate in our Learn to Swim group swim lesson program. This effort helps to educate and spread awareness while bringing together strategic partners to put an end to drowning fatalities.

Donations can be made in person at the Aquatic Center or by mail.

To learn how you can support developing swimmers, please contact our Facility Coordinator at (816) 986-1470.

What can a donation do?

Raise awareness

Meet community needs

Create long-term solutions

Directly impact lives


Learn to Swim Program Sponsorship

Safety & accessibility is our priority for all programs. Our Float for Hope program supports swim lesson participants in need of financial assistance. 

Sponsorship cannot be reflected in online registration for programs.

To see if you are eligible for assistance, please contact our Facility Coordinator at (816) 986-1470.