Stacey Pheffer Amato

Assembly Member – District 23

2nd year of support

Ozone Park, Rockaway, Hamilton Beach, Rockaway Beach

“Since 2009, over 7,000 people have taken Swim Strong courses, and it’s changed the course of their lives.  Some have gone on to become swim instructors or join the Navy or the Coast Guard; many others have undoubtedly saved themselves or others from drowing.  In the area I represent, South Queens and the Rockaway Peninsula, we know better than most the power of the water and the importance of being prepared.  I’ve been honored to help the Foundation negotiate for space so they can best serve the folks who need swimming most – those of us who grow up on the water.  I look forward to continuing to support the incredible work they do.”