Citizens For Swimming

Started in Ridgewood, NJ, in 1968, C4S has always been a small program with a simple idea. Every August we host 100 or so kids from Paterson to play in the water and learn how to swim. This summer at Graydon Pool, campers will have for 9 awesome days of swimming and water safety instruction, plus tons of summer fun.

Donations of money and supplies help us to make this program a reality. Please, please consider taking a look at our Amazon Wishlist or our YouCaring page (links and instructions below). Donations of any size are greatly appreciated: even a single toy or a small amount of money brings us one step closer to our goal, and can have a huge impact on a camper.  

Citizens For Swimming – Facebook page

Our YouCaring page is
use this link to click through, and donate! $110 pays for the admission, transportation, and supplies for one camper.

Our Amazon Wishlist can be found at
you can also search for Citizens for Swimming. The amounts of each item we ideally want are noted. We don’t just need beach and water toys (although those are important!), we provide donated bathing suits and beach towels to every child who needs them.

Once you’ve selected the items you’d like to donate, the shipping address for LuAnn Markowitz (Montville, NJ) should be suggested.