Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Manuel Helps to Provide Free Swim Lessons for Every Student at LeBron James’ I Promise School

Style Magazine Newswire | 3/15/2019, 12:28 p.m.
Olympic champion Simone Manuel paid a visit to NBA superstar LeBron James‘ new school in Akron, Ohio. She spoke as ...
Simone Manuel with students

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Olympic champion Simone Manuel paid a visit to NBA superstar LeBron James‘ new school in Akron, Ohio. She spoke as an ambassador for the USA Swimming Foundation, which will provide free swim lessons to every student at a camp in June 2019, according to Manuel’s Instagram post. The I Promise School opened last summer and currently serves students in grades three and four, with plans to teach grades one through eight by 2022. There are also family-oriented programs, including GED courses for parents. Since she turned professional last year, Manuel has been vocal about her desire to lower the high drowning rate within the black population through her work with the Foundation.