BULLHEAD CITY–A new grant will help local children learn the importance of health and wellness and water safety thanks to the Michael Phelps Foundation.

The Boys & Girls Club of the Colorado River was recently awarded the program grant from the Michael Phelps Foundation. The Individual Medley program, named for Phelps’ signature event, will help encourage local children to have a healthy and active lifestyle. The eight-week program will consist of health and wellness education, water safety courses, recreational pool activities and swim training. They will also receive medals for completing important tasks.

“We are always looking for ways to bring robust programs to the kids here in the tri-state, and water safety is a real concern. Having the Michael Phelps Foundation’s IM program here in Bullhead City is a wonderful way to keep our kids safe and healthy” said Autumn Boyle-Robinson, Chief Executive Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River.

The program is open to children ages seven and up. There is no charge for the classroom portion of the program, which will be held at Mohave Community College under the College For Kids program. The in-pool portion will be offered through the club, which requires a membership.

The classroom portion will be held Monday through Thursday, June 11 to June 28th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m at Mohave Community College. The pool portion of the program will be held Monday through Thursday, June 11 to August 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Bullhead City Community Pool, 2355 Trane Road.

For more information, or to sign up, stop by the club at 2250 Highland Road or call 928-763-1411.

 

Photo: BGCCR club member Hayley Brunk poses with Michael Phelps while attending the Michael Phelps Foundation IM Program training in Illinois. CONTRIBUTED/BGCCR