The Summer Swim Program is held in a swimming pool donated by a local resident where swimming instructions and basic water safety rules are taught to young children over their summer vacation.
Todos Santos is an oasis in the Baja Peninsula bounded by the desert and the Pacific Ocean. We have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. They are pristine, vacant and at times, very dangerous. Most residents in our community do not know how to swim. Every year there are near drownings and unfortunately a fatality. There are no life-guards. Presently local surfers act as the first responders at the beaches.
The Palapa Society has opened dialog with community leaders to discuss the construction of a municipal swimming pool. It is our desire to develop year round water programs that would include swim instruction, swim team competition, and lifeguard training. Training strong young swimmers to become life guards is crucial to protect community residents and visiting tourists at our beaches.