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Polar Splash

Join us for our 4th Annual Polar Splash – this year it’s virtual!

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced changes across the globe, including affecting many fundraisers. This year our annual polar splash fundraising event is going virtual. The 2021 Virtual Spring Lake Shiver has 3 options:

Option 1

Film yourself and/or your team as a bucket of ice water is dumped over your head or take a safe plunge in a cool body of water. Remember to have a Water Guardian observe the water if you jump in and don’t forget that costumes make the Shiver even more fun! Share on social media with #SpringLakeShiver #LetsStopDrowning #Virtual

Option 2

Share 3 facts to increase awareness of drowning prevention AND nominate a minimum of three people to do the same thing. Nominees will have only 24-hours to complete the challenge and make a donation to the Jack Helbig Memorial Foundation.

Option 3

Choose your donation method – Donate directly or through a purchase/donation on Bonfire.com

 The Jack Helbig Memorial Foundation will greatly miss getting together with the community to make a splash for drowning prevention this year. We hope we can be together again in 2022!

When

Virtual Event Ends February 1st

Where

Wherever you choose!

Who

Everyone that loves to have fun for a great cause!

2021 Polar Splash Gear

Available for purchase on Bonfire through Februrary 1, 2021! 

Swimming Lessons

Swim for life

Many people within our community often do not learn the critical water safety and swimming skills to keep them safe. The Y is working to address this important issue by offering Swim for Life, a free water safety and swimming program. With so many bodies of water throughout the Wilmington area, it is critical that we provide individuals with the basic knowledge of water safety to reduce the risk of drowning or injury.

Brunswick School of FISH

Brunswick School of FISH is a partnership between BCC Fitness & Aquatics Center and the Jack Helbig Memorial Foundation.

Swim Scholarships will be provided for local children to take swimming lessons FREE of charge that have not been able to attend due to cost. After being chosen through an application process, they will then begin their eight week session of learning basic swimming and water safety skills that will help them be safer in and around the water.

Swim Lesson Providers

BRUNSWICK COUNTY

  1. Brunswick Community College Fitness and Aquatic Center: Private and group lessons available on an on-going basis, American Red Cross curriculum
         Phone: 910-846-2348
         Email: hartzella@brunswickcc.edu
  2. Brunswick County Parks & Recreation: Lessons in summer
         Phone: 910-253-2670
  3. Donna Michaux:
         Phone: 910-352-7817
         Email: donna_michaux@bcswan.net
  4. Michelle Ring:
         Phone: 910-617-8771
  5. Fort Caswell Summer Swim Program: American Red Cross group lessons
         Phone: 910-278-9501

NEW HANOVER COUNTY

  1. Aquatic Adventures NC Clinton Donald:
         Phone: 910-742-8671
         Email: info@aquaticadventures.com 
  2. EveryBODY Swim Renee Murphy
         Phone: 910-540-2161
         Email: wilmingtonswimpt@gmail.com
  3. Seahawk Swim Academy
         Email: seahawkaquatics@gmail.com 
  4. YMCA of Southeastern NC: Group lessons, community swim & water safety lessons
         Phone: 910-251-9622 x235
         Email: kate.norwood@ymcasenc.org 
  5. Amanda Shrethra, ISR:
         Phone: 910-431-9726
         Email: a.shrestha@infantswim.com
  6. Ann Fuerst, ISR:
         Phone: 440-334-7112
         Email: a.fuerst@infantswim.com

Contact Us

Our Location

Phone: 910-477-0837

Southport, NC 28461

Email: info@jackhelbig.org

Ride for Jack Support the Jack Helbig Memorial Foundation

Donate to Gene Helbig's Ride for Jack!  Gene will be biking 500 miles from Sparta to Topsail Beach, North Carolina.