Too often when bad things happen, good people stand by and don't know what to do. I can't stand by what happened in Philadelphia over the past few days, and I hope you'll help me change it.
What happened is that a private swim club refused service to a summer camp group of black c...
This happened despite a prepayment of $1,900 from the summer camp group. The swim club sent a curt note to the group saying they couldn't use the club and refunding the money. But that left the kids with no where else to cool down. It also reinforced the idea that blacks are not treated fairly in the country.
I have been an outspoken proponent of the need for minority swim lessons. And AI was the first to reveal the startling fact that black children are three times more likely to drown. A big reason for that is racism and here's a clear example of that kind of close minded ignorance at work.
It's up to aquatics professionals to tell the club owners that this will not stand. So I urge you to call or email the Valley Swim Club 215-947-0700, firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them that in your own words!
This is your chance to right this wrong!