American Samoa Swimming Association

Location: American Samoa

Grants Awarded: Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)

The Project’s purpose was to reduce the high incidence of drowning deaths by providing a comprehensive public Swimming and Water Safety Education Program. This Project advanced the American Samoa Swimming Association’s capacity to produce qualified, professional lifeguards and instructors to promote water safety throughout the island. The Project met its goal of reducing the incidence of death by drowning; only two drowning’s were reported during the Project’s two-year time frame.