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AMPHIBIOUS AQUATICS LAUNCHES DROWN-FREE GUAHAN INITIATIVE

Registration open for January 2024 sessions

PRESS RELEASE – Amphibious Aquatics announces a new water safety initiative set to launch in the new year.  In an effort to combat Guam’s devastating statistic of at least one fatal drowning a month, registration is now open for Drown-Free Guåhan (DFG) Initiative training sessions via www.amphibiousguam.com. The DFG January sessions will have two groups. One targets youth ages 5 to 17 in coordination with a parent or caregiver; the other is a separate training for adult non-swimmers 18 years and over. Held in Tumon Bay on January 13 and 15, 2024, the 30-minute sessions will focus on basic water safety, developing awareness, and learning how to minimize the risks of drowning. 

The Drown-Free Guåhan (DFG) Initiative is brought to our community by Amphibious Aquatics in partnership with the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), Cycles Plus Kawasaki, Eye Care Guam, and Legacy Insurance Group, and with support from the KUAM Careforce, Fökai Industries, Guam Fire Department, Tano & Tasi Water Safety, Musashi671, and Swim League Philippines (SLP).

“Embarking on a new year, we strive to improve, learn new skills and build community,” said Andy Lee, head coach of Amphibious Aquatics. “We welcome anyone who is eager or excited to learn: parents, grandparents, caregivers, adults and our youth to develop the basics of how to float and remain calm in the water. This is just the beginning; awareness and skill-building is key to ensuring our community is safer and can enjoy themselves in the pool or at the beach.” 

“Part of GVB’s mission is to develop Guam as a safe place to live and visit,” said GVB President & CEO Carl T.C. Gutierrez. “This includes our beautiful waters which can be dangerous at times, especially for those without proper awareness and skill.  We appreciate and welcome Amphibious Aquatics’ proactiveness and applaud their initiative to work together to educate the community and promote a Drown-Free Guåhan.”

“We’re overwhelmed and grateful for the outpouring of support for a Drown-Free Guåhan and the opportunity to start the new year off right,” said Amphibious Aquatics President, Jennifer C. Camacho. “Our team recently returned from an SLP swim competition in Manila and learned more about their ongoing Drown-Free Philippines initiative. This effort aligns with the Amphibious mission to provide youth and adult training and build water confidence, conditioning and skill in our community.”

Registration now OPEN

Registration is now open online for basic 30-minute training sessions between 8:30-10:30 a.m. on January 13th and 15th at www.amphibiousguam.com. A $20 registration fee will be assessed per child/parent pair or adult participant and sessions will be held in Tumon Bay.

Amphibious Aquatics provides youth and adult training to build water confidence, conditioning and skill in our community.  Amphibious is a local non-profit organization that promotes water safety, community health and environmental protection while supporting athletes and growing aquatics on Guam and in the region. 

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