Safe Water Instruction Matters!

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Our Mission:

To provide swim lessons to those who cannot afford them and do not have the resourses available to learn.  Our goal is to do our part to prevent the heartbreak of losing a loved one because of drowning and to open up the door to a more enriched life experience by learning to enjoy water recreation.

Our Structure

Swim Safe Corporation is a registered tax-exempt organization under IRS Section 501 (c) (3) and is authorized to solicit and accept tax-deductable contributions..











Board of Directors:

Bruce Bylsma – President & Secretary

Jan Bylsma – Vice President & Treasurer


Legal Council:

Van Dam & Jesson PLC, Grand Rapids

Accounting & Tax Council:

Gabridge & Company CPA, Grand Rapids


MLIVE – Column helps unite efforts to stem drownings in West Michigan with free Swim Lessons

  • Swim Safe provides lessons to Burton Elementary School.
  • Swim Safe provides swim lessons to 3rd and and 4th grade classes of AnchorPoint Christian School.
  • Swim Safe to provide swim lessons to 3rd graders at West Side Christian School.
  • Swim Safe to expand outreach to include funding the training of Water Safety Instructors.
  • Swim Safe Corp provides swim lessons to at-risk students at Gladiola Elementary, Wyoming Public Schools ranging from 1st to 4th grades. 













 Our community will realize significant benefits.

  • Less drowning.
  • Enriching activities for students by learning the fun of water activities.
  • Swimming provides a low cost opportunity for families to get out and enjoy our natural resources.
  • Learning to swim is an activity that will be passed along to future generations.

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