In The Parks - Episode 8 with Bijan Robinson
UT football star Bijan Robinson taught a swim lesson at Bartholomew Pool over spring break of 2023 in partnership with Austin Parks and Recreation’s Aquatic Division and Tankproof, a non-profit that provides free swimming lessons and food to kids who need it the most. By teaching children how to be safe and confident in the water, and by raising awareness about the importance of swim lessons, this partnership seeks to help save lives.
Robinson had a non-fatal drowning when he was five years old, imprinting the importance of water safety on him at an early age. He teaches kids to swim so that they learn the skills to survive and thrive in the water. Drowning is the single leading cause of death for children ages one to four-years-old and a leading cause for older children and adults. Nine children have drowned in Texas already this year, but these accidents can be prevented if everyone watches children near water and learns to swim.
Help save lives and prevent drownings! Lifeguards earn $20 an hour. Training and uniforms are free. Apply to be a lifeguard at LifeguardAustin.com.