Monday, June 24, 2013

Stewie the Duck teaches swim safety in Seymour

These are some of the first graders who learned about water safety from Stewie the Duck and Seymour Police Officer Mike Jasmin (pictured) during a program last week for all Seymour first grade students. / Contributed photo 

SEYMOUR - Last week Stewie the Duck visited Seymour students as Seymour Public Schools in partnership with the Seymour Police Department presented a water-safety program for the second consecutive year to all first grade students.

The program, “Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim,” was founded by Kim and Stew Leonard Jr.

It teaches children and parents the importance of water safety. The Leonards turned their personal tragedy of the drowning of their toddler son into inspiration and created this invaluable program. 

Through the generosity of the Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities, 225 “Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim” Books and CDs were donated to Seymour Public Schools and each child took home a free copy. 
The total cost of these books with CD totaled just over $1,100.

The program was presented by certified lifeguards Amanda Garcia and Katherine Acquavella, Seymour High School students, Seymour Public Schools Director of Security Rich Kearns and Seymour Police Department Officer Mike Jasmin. 

This post is taken from a press release from Rich Kearns, Director of Security, Seymour Public Schools.

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