The current population at the Orange County Rescue Mission maintains some of the highest numbers of children that we have ever seen. With the help of valuable partners, we have been able to present these children and their families essential resources to aid in their successes in life. One of these partners, Blue Buoy Swim School in Tustin, has extended a life line to our children in the form of swim lessons, and with the summer season upon us, this resource could not have come at a better time.
Equipped with the valuable life skill of swimming, we could not have anticipated the incredible story that awaited our children upon arrival for their lessons at the pool yesterday.

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Charlene, Princess of Monaco, sits for a group picture at the Blue Buoy Swim School in Tustin on Sunday. *photo credit: MICHAEL GOULDING , STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

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Charlene, Princess of Monaco swims with Taylor Timmons, 6 of Tustin at Blue Buoy Swim School Sunday. *photo credit: MICHAEL GOULDING , STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

 
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Twelve-time Olympic medalist Dara Torres, left, races some of the young swimmers gathered at Blue Buoy Swim School Sunday to welcome Charlene, Princess of Monaco to the school. *photo credit: MICHAEL GOULDING, OC Register

 
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Charlene, Princess of Monaco, feels the spiked hairdo of one of the swim student at the Blue Buoy Swim School. *photo credit: MICHAEL GOULDING , STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

For an hour, our Village of Hope kids got special swim lessons from Her Serene Highness and from five-time Olympic swimmer Dara Torres, who is an ambassador for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation.
Now, the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation has set up a scholarship to bring the Village of Hope Children to the school for two weeks every year to learn the basics of swimming and water safety.
Read the full story in the Orange County Register here.

1 thought on “A Princess & Swim Lessons”

  1. Jim,
    This is great news and the timing could not have been better. Yes, He truly is our provider and knows what we have need of. Many thanks to the foundations and all those who help and support the work we are doing..

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