Everyone Swims, a project to increase access to swimming among culturally diverse and low-income communities, provides an innovative approach to obesity and drowning prevention. This one-hour webinar covers strategies to promote water recreation in your community. Policy and systems change strategies include screening for swim ability, referrals to swimming and water recreation, swimming scholarships, and special swim and water recreation programs. This webinar was made possible by funding from the Department of Health and Human Services and Public Health - Seattle & King County.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn strategies to promote swimming and water recreation
  • Learn more about successful policy and systems change strategies that can bring
  • Everybody Swims to your community

Intended Audience

Community organizations; Healthcare providers; Water recreation organizations


Lenna Liu, MD, Physician Lead of Everone Swims; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine; Pediatrician, Odessa Brown Children's Clinic; Physician Leader, Seattle Children's Hospital Obesity Program

Maureen "Mo" Pomietto, MN, RN, Co-manager of Everyone Swims; Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Seattle Children's Hospital Obesity Program; Clinical Faculty, University of Washington School of Nursing

Elizabeth "Tizzy" Bennett, MPH, MCHES, Co-manager of Everyone Swims; Director of Guest Services, Partnerships, and Advocacy, Seattle Children's Hospital; Leader of Washington State drowning prevention efforts

Air Date: 
Monday, March 5, 2012, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PST
Cultural Competence
Law and Policy & Ethics
Violence and Injury Prevention
Vulnerable Populations & Health Disparities
1 hour
Competency Domains: 
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
Cultural Competency Skills
Financial Planning and Management Skills
Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills