The purpose of the Social Justice Tread-A-Thon® (September-December) is to encourage participants to become advocates for social change and to discuss racial injustices. Such injustices are inclusive of the drowning disparity in the United States and throughout the world.
-75% of funds raised by Tread-A-Thon's® go to your organization and the remaining 25% of the funds are donated to the International Water Safety Foundation and Diversity In Aquatics to help in their efforts of curving drowning and increasing equality-
-Many teams and organizations are treading for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. The significance of 8 minutes and 46 seconds is to remember the police brutality against George Floyd-
#SocialJusticeTread, #Treading4SocialJustice, #IWSF, #DiversityInAquatics, #BlackLivesMatter
In 2020 we raised $12, 982 with the support from University of Arizona Swimming and Dive, USA Water Polo, University of Virginia Swimming and Dive, Penn. State Swimming and Dive, and many others.
This year, we are challenging all teams to raise $16, 920.
All contributions assist with all water safety education and drowning prevention programming.
Social Justice Tread-A-Thon® Organizers
Diversity In Aquatics
To empower communities to have equitable access to quality water safety education and opportunities.
Diversity In Aquatics is a non-profit organization that
promotes, educates, and supports water safety and drowning prevention, and aquatic physical activities in historically underrepresented communities and vulnerable populations. Through the educational programming and collaborative relationships in traditionally underrepresented communities in order to equip historically underrepresented communities and vulnerable populations with the skills needed to be safe and participate in aquatic physical activities and environments. By increasing sustainability in water safety and drowning prevention efforts and involvement in a variety of aquatic physical activities in historically underrepresented communities and vulnerable populations
The International Water Safety Foundation
"Striving to make a planet that’s 70% water, 100% water safe!”
The International Water Safety Foundation is a non-profit organization raising drowning awareness while bringing basic swimming, water safety, and safe rescue skills to children.